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1. With news of his lingering thumb injury, how much would you take in return for Ryan Braun?
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Even though it’s early in the season, there are still some trends starting to appear (like me contemplating throwing the remote through the TV while Jim Johnson is pitching). I can already tell this is going to be a long season.
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Most fantasy writers have no problem recommending players you should go after, but do they really pick up all the players they hype up? I’ll answer for them: no. Here on ******* I Do,” I will discuss players yours truly has personally invested in throughout the five leagues I’m in. If a player is good enough to sit...
Friday was a rough day for the Oakland Athletics.
First, the club was lampooned by the Onion. Then, there was the unprecedented postponement of the night’s game against the Seattle Mariners due to the the fact that the field was absolutely soaked. Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area provides the backstory on just how the situation was brought about.
“We got here this morning and the...
Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle has become pretty recognizable thanks his giant red beard, which he used yesterday to pull off a pretty great (and elaborate) April Fool’s Day prank.
Doolittle tweeted out this surprising picture yesterday:
After the game last night, I decided it was time for a change. New season, new look! Keepin it clean in 2K14! pic.twitter.com/1xHssTSxH8...
Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle might be just a reliever, but he went the distance with his April Fools’ joke on Tuesday.
Amid a handful of minor pranks and shenanigans hatched by other professional athletes, Doolittle went all-out by revealing a well-crafted prank that was 15 months in the making.
Doolittle, who has sported a bushy red beard for the majority of his two...
Very bearded Oakland A's Pitcher Sean Doolottle tweeted the following yesterday.After the game last night, I decided it was time for a change. New season, new look! Keepin it clean in 2K14! pic.twitter.com/1xHssTSxH8— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 1, 2014Yeah, well...you win. [Cut4]April Fools! I took the previous pic in Jan '13 specifically for this joke! Been...
Beards are pretty big in the sports world. They’re everywhere. It’s how we identify with some players (like James Harden) or even a team (last year’s Boston Red Sox). Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle is among the many who have become recognizable by their facial hair. With Tuesday being April 1, he used it as […]
It was an anti-climatic ending to spring training for the A’s Saturday afternoon as a torrential downpour and flooded field forced a rain out of the last game of the Bay Bridge series.
The three week old sod in the outfield wasn’t able to drain the water quickly enough as the showers attempted to turn the turf into a swamp.
“The field was bad, it just didn’t make sense potentially...
The Oakland A's had one of the best bullpens in the American League last season, and Sean Doolittle was a big part of the success of that unit. Now entering his third big league season, Doolittle is hoping to be a more complete pitcher. So how are those secondary pitches coming along? Will he ever get back in the batter's box? And could the A's have two Doolittles in...
APNewsNow. Will be Updated. By RICK EYMER Associated Press Sean Doolittle had a cast covering his right wrist three years ago, the latest in a series of injuries that cost him nearly three years of his professional career.
With his dreams of reaching the major leagues as a first baseman slowly fading, Doolittle made sure he wasn't going to spend the rest of his life wondering...
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February 23, 2014
The Athletics lost Grant Balfour to free agency this offseason, but they still beefed up their bullpen with the Luke Gregerson, Eric O'Flaherty and Jim Johnson acquisitions. That relief depth will be tested early in camp because two of the club's setup men are already dealing with injury problems.
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Free-agent lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
The team announced the deal Wednesday. O'Flaherty, who turns 29 next month, sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow last season with Atlanta. He went 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 appearances before his season ended May 17 and he had elbow...
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January 22, 2014
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Tuesday was perhaps the most ridiculous day in the history of a baseball off-season. And I mean that in a good way. A total of 12 significant signings and trades went down, and that isn’t even taking into account the half dozen or so rumors that were spewed throughout the day. The Oakland A’s were one of the many busy teams, adding Jim Johnson...
Yankees fans: Does the sight of this in the 9th inning worry you?
I received an idea from a reader to create a list of the top facial hair styles in baseball. While it’s possible that one of these days I’ll actually try to put my own list together, the Wall Street Journal of all places did an amazing job already. I actually laughed when I read “We studied the facial-hair of...
Oakland's relievers put the Athletics within a win of the AL championship series by not allowing a run through the first three games against Detroit.
With a chance to advance Tuesday, the bullpen couldn't come through.
Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied...
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October 08, 2013
(Eds: Adds fresh quotes from Red Sox. Should stand. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson's chin these days.
Yet there's no arguing the beard's potential as the relief pitcher chases a third World Series ring in four years.
''Horrible, but it fits him,...
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October 02, 2013
On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated released its third annual Twitter 100, a list of the top sports accounts on Twitter that are not related to SI. The list included players, teams, analysts, a sports law professor and more.
Of course, there are a lot more than 100 terrific Twitter accounts in the world of sports, and thus, a lot of great accounts did not make the cut. Here are the...
About half-way through May, something strange was going on in Jake McGee‘s world. The 27-year-old reliever was giving up hits and home runs to left-handed hitters. For a lefty with 96 mph gas and a wicked slider, that was out of the norm. But, as most pitchers do over the course of the season, he made an adjustment and figured the problem out. If there ever was one to begin with...
On the day Coco Crisp earned the Cat Fish Hunter Award, the team’s table-setter delivered the decisive table-clearing shot.
“That was huge,” Sean Doolittle said of Crisp’s go-ahead two-run shot. “When it looked like they were maybe starting to take some of that momentum there in the eighth. For him to hit that home run took the wind out of their sails.”
@ACCSports A gift certificate to Brooks Brothers.— Mike Gib (@HoyaEagle) September 7, 2013Despite efforts by BC and the ACC, the Pac-12 Network will not release game to local channels beyond what is listed in the channel finder.— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) September 11, 2013Funny how quickly things change. Six years ago Boston College football would have taken umbrage...
Every game down the stretch is crucial. In the NL Central, the Pirates and Cardinals both won, while the Reds lost, putting Pittsburgh a game behind St Louis and two up on Cincinnati. Washington also won again, moving the Nationals to six games behind the Reds for the second wild card spot. No one really made out well in the AL, as the A's, Rangers, Rays, Orioles, and Indians...
On Saturday afternoon, just a day after saying he would “monitor” the closer situation, manager Bob Melvin called on Sean Doolittle not Grant Balfour to lock down the ninth inning.
The manager was resting his usual closer simply because Balfour had thrown 35 pitches on Friday night. Although before that outing he hadn’t thrown in three days. On Sunday, before the Oakland A’s...
The Houston Astros were trying to rally Saturday when Brandon Barnes was thrown out while trying to steal third base in the eighth inning.
And manager Bo Porter said it was his fault.
''We have to be aggressive,'' Porter said after Houston's 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. ''Their pitcher did a tremendous job. They have a shutdown bullpen that has...
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September 08, 2013