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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

A's announce Doolittle Metallica gnome, Sean celebrates with puns

The Oakland Athletics have begun announcing some of their promotional giveaways for the upcoming 2016 season.On Tuesday, the club lifted the curtain on what's sure to be a can't-miss giveaway for fans: a Sean Doolittle gnome, which will be given out on April 30. As the A's revealed, the doll will have a fuzzy red beard not unlike Doolittle's own, but it will also feature him wearing...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

A's announce Doolittle Metallica bobblehead, Sean celebrates with puns

The Oakland Athletics have begun announcing some of their promotional giveaways for the upcoming 2016 season.On Tuesday, the club lifted the curtain on what's sure to be a can't-miss giveaway for fans: a Sean Doolittle bobblehead, which will be given out on April 30. It's his first time being honored with a bobblehead at the MLB level, but this one's even more special. As the A...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle drags girlfriend to Star Wars premier

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle was pumped to see the newest Star Wars installment The Force Awakens which premiered Thursday night. Unfortunately Doolittle’s girlfriend Eireann Dolan didn’t exhibit the same enthusiasm. The force has officially awoken — Mace WinDOO (@whatwouldDOOdo) December 18, 2015 But the Star Wars date...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle gives 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' glowing review

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle is an unabashed 'Star Wars' fan. He posts on social media about the iconic film series quite often, and as the release date of 'Episode VII: The Force Awakens' neared, it was pretty obvious he was excited about the movie.Doolittle and his girlfriend, Eireann Dolan, attended a screening of 'The Force Awakens' on Thursday night and Sean was...
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December 18, 2015  |  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

SEE: A's Doolittle went to see 'Star Wars' dressed as Chewbacca

No athlete had 'Star Wars' fever more than A's reliever Sean Doolittle.He did an interview for about his love of all things 'Star Wars.'He counted down the days until the movie premiered.He bought his girlfriend, Eiranna Dolan, a Darth Vader outfit, to wear to the movies theater.He rocked out to the 'Star Wars' theme song during his drive to the theater.And he wore...
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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...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Better bullpen should lead to better results for A's in 2016

Let's be clear about what's being said here: The A's aren't anyone's division favorites. Not now, and not in March, I'm going to guess. The Astros are no longer up and coming; they're up and they've come. The Rangers are coming off a huge bounce-back season, the Mariners are surrounding their core with more depth, and the Angels have baseball's best player. The AL West is going to...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle hyped for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Oakland Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle is a man of many interests. He jogs in from the bullpen to the fury of Metallica's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', eliciting a thunderous ovation from A's fans in the right field bleachers. He also has a compelling back story, as a converted first baseman who changed his career path to become a pitcher, an adventure that wound up leading him to...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for an early Thanksgiving dinner

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend Eireann Dolan just gave a huge middle finger to a large majority of the republican governors in the United States as well as xenophobes everywhere. Wednesday night, Doolittle and Eireann hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for an early Thanksgiving dinner at his home in Chicago. Chiacgo Mayor Rahm Emanuel […] The post...
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November 27, 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...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle ecstatic about saving Zito's (probable) last MLB start

The Oakland Athletics were in full-on 'spoiler' mode on Wednesday, capitalizing on four errors by the Los Angeles Angels to the tune of seven unearned runs en route to an 8-7 victory that threw a wrench in the Halos' hunt for a postseason spot.The Angels fell a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the second Wild Card spot in the AL after closer Sean Doolittle was able to navigate...
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October 01, 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...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle's return to form a nice development for A's

The Oakland Athletics are looking for positives as the season's final few weeks tick away. They're mired in last place and have had a monumentally frustrating season, but the recent work from relieve Sean Doolittle has been a bright spot.A left shoulder strain derailed Doolittle's first comeback attempt in late May, and he only recently made it back to the mound. On Friday night...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle dazzles for A's in perfect inning of work vs. Diamondbacks

After lefty Sean Doolittle navigated the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon with ease, striking out Arizona Diamondbacks hitters Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock and preserving the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 lead, his manager was impressed.  2015's been a rough go for Doolittle, who is still easing his way back into the bullpen mix for Bob Melvin's A's as they look ahead to next season...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin: One or two more rehab appearances for Doolittle before A's return

The Oakland Athletics are proceeding very carefully with 2014 All-Star reliever Sean Doolittle. Though the lefty is close to returning to the A's after missing almost three months with a shoulder strain, they aren't in a hurry to get him back on the mound. This makes sense given the A's tremendous difficulties this season and their last-place stance in the AL West. On Monday, manager...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle's resilience a big reason his A's return could be imminent

The Oakland Athletics could be getting star reliever Sean Doolittle back later this week.That's the expectation after Doolittle, limited to just one inning of work this season due to a shoulder strain, dazzled in a rehab appearance for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds on Sunday.According to CSN Bay Area, Doolittle pitched a 'flawless' frame in which he struck out all three hitters he...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle eyes rehab stint after simulated game wows A's teammates

Reliever Sean Doolittle threw a simulated game on Tuesday for the Oakland Athletics, and things went well.  The lefty, still working his way back from a shoulder strain that has limited him to just one inning of work this season, threw 27 pitches at Coliseum, facing right-handed teammates Josh Phegley and Mark Canha. Canha relayed a scouting report regarding Doolittle's 'stuff...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle, Melvin upbeat after strong bullpen session

Sean Doolittle recently vowed to make it back to the pitching mound for the Oakland Athletics in 2015, despite shoulder issues that have limited him to just one inning of work this season. It would appear that his proclamation may have a chance of happening, especially after his 'impressive' bullpen session on Thursday at Coliseum. Considering he's passed the time away from...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Sean Doolittle uses car's secret compartment to stash burritos

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle was kind enough to demonstrate on Monday the best and tastiest usage for a car's secret compartment: burrito holder. Watch and learn: All that's left for GMC to do is equip its burrito stashing vehicles with a guacamole compartment. [H/T SB Nation] Follow The Buzzer on Facebook
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rehabbing Doolittle vows to pitch again for A's this season

Recent updates on Oakland Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle had him making progress from a left shoulder strain, but not progress that could specifically put him on track for a return to duty soon.  However, the 2014 All-Star left-hander is extremely confident that he'll get back on the mound again this season. With the next step in his rehab work throwing a few flat-ground sessions...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Crisp, Doolittle making progress in rehab efforts for A's

Part of the reason the Oakland Athletics are performing below preseason expectations this season could be due to the absences of outfielder Coco Crisp and reliever Sean Doolittle. Both players, key contributors to the club when healthy, have had injury-ravaged 2015 seasons. As Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee updated on Friday, however, both are doing relatively well in their...
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July 18, 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...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Is baseball ready for an openly gay player?

By Eno Sarris The Athletics had an LGBT Pride event Wednesday night, and the night was peppered with love for many people that haven’t always felt comfortable at the ballpark. Opera Singer Breanna Sinclaire, the first trans singer accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s master’s program according to the San Francisco Chronicle, sang the anthem. According...
Via Fangraphs
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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