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Athletics thrilled with new-look bullpen heading into season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) As Sean Doolittle scoured the room and chatted up some of his new teammates, Oakland's bearded closer couldn't help but envision the potential of an experienced, new-look bullpen for the Athletics going into 2016. From offseason acquisitions John Axford and Ryan Madson to Marc Rzepczynski and Liam Hendriks, manager Bob Melvin has a long list of relievers to...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle Was Psyched To See ‘Star Wars,’ His Girlfriend Not So Much (Photos)

Sean Doolittle is a huge “Star Wars” fan, which wasn’t the greatest thing for his girlfriend Thursday. Doolittle, like many “Star Wars” enthusiasts, braved long lines and huge crowds to catch the “The Force Awakens” as soon as humanly possible. Doolittle even dressed up for the movie, going out in public and to the theater dressed as Chewbacca. That’s a potentially...
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Force is Strong with Sean Doolittle (and Others)

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Sean Doolittle is excited for the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The Oakland A’s reliever hit his local cinema Thursday night dressed up as Han Solo’s faithful Wookiee sidekick Chewbacca and, yes, that’s Doolittle’s girlfriend Eireann Dolan at his side dressed as everyone’s favorite Sith Lord Darth Vader. yo this Chewbacca...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle hosts 17 Syrian refugee families for Thanksgiving

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend Eireann Dolan went to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but not just because they were visiting family. Instead, the couple, alongwith Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel and several city alderman, provided a Thanksgiving dinner for the city’s 17 Syrian refugee families. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the dinner was organized by...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Tweaks Got Sean Doolittle to Chapter Three

The first time Sean Doolittle‘s career almost ended, he still owned a first baseman’s glove. The second time his career almost ended, he was clutching his throwing shoulder and wondering why he couldn’t crack 90 mph on the radar gun. During his second comeback, often he wondered why he was “pitching with the break on” as he put it last week. A tweak to his repertoire and...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

By Steve DelVecchio Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up on the dugout step during his team’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

By Sam Galanis The Oakland A’s are hosting their first LGBT Pride Night this year, and not all season ticket holders want to go. Luckily, the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle came up with the perfect solution. Eireann Dolan, who has two moms who are diehard Oakland fans, wrote in a blog post last Friday that although she “was saddened to read some of the replies about...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A's closer Sean Doolittle is having a historical season

New Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle wasn’t able to hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 10th on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, but he’s been about as dominating as you can get from the bump thus far this season. The former minor league position player has not yielded a run in his last 24.1 innings. He has struck out 37, walked one and given up six hits during...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recent pitching staff changes upgrade the Oakland A’s bullpen

Dan Straily This past week, the Oakland A’s bullpen went through some changes. Starter Dan Straily was optioned for Triple-A in Sacramento while A’s reliever Ryan Cook came out of  Wednesday’s game with a strained forearm. Replacing Straily in the starting rotation is lefty Drew Pomeranz who had previously been a long reliever for the Athletics. Additionally, relievers Joe...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who else should the Oakland A’s sign to a long-term contract?

This past week, the Oakland A’s signed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to a five year contract. After switching from a first baseman to a pitcher in 2011, Doolittle has become one of the most reliable and consistent relievers in the Athletics’ bullpen. The A’s rarely sign players to lengthy contracts, but, with such a young team, it would be a good idea to lock up some...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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