Sean Doolittle’s girlfriend Eireann Dolan gets my vote for cool athlete girlfriend of the month. Her twitter account puts most to shame, and as a bonus she’s good friends with Tina Milone (or TinyPotPie as she’s known by her twitter handle). I also like Eireann’s insistence on the Native American anti-defamation movement which is targeted at the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins. Some white people can’t understand how their logos and team names are insulting, but dear Eireann is not one of them.
Sometimes it seems like the Oakland A’s were created by a marketing firm. I mean, they’re so much more interesting than most teams when going by basic appeal. You’ve got this guy here, Sean Doolittle, who’s having a killer year so far (ignore the 1-3 record since he’s not a starter). The guy throws 61 strikeouts in 42 innings. He’s got a big read beard, and his girlfriend is cool and funny. Winning combos, people. In April of 2013, Sean took a picture of himself without the beard, and he held onto the picture for a full year until this year when he posted it on April 1 saying that he wanted to change up his image. Then he took a picture of himself with an “April Fool’s” sign and told everybody he’d been setting the joke up for a year. Guy’s the man.
I hope the Oakland A’s win the championship. They’re a cool ballclub, and my team (Red Sox) are probably not going to make it. So I’m going to be rooting for the A’s when the postseason comes around. Sean is going to be an all-star this season for the first time. He’s a closer and relatively new to the closing game, but he’s taking lessons from Alec Baldwin in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Always be closing. Get them to sign on the line that is dotted. Eireann Dolan will have some snappy tweets to go along with whatever Sean dishes out this year.