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Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “Doolittle (Sean)”

Hopping Mad

Dustin Pedroia’s expression summarized how Red Sox fan feel. The visiting team went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and couldn’t knock in any extra base hits off of Brad Mills (no relation to Cleveland’s assistant manager), Jim Johnson, Ryan Cook, Fernando Abad, or Sean Doolittle. It’s enough to make you hit yourself in the face. Or if you are a baseball player, hit yourself in the face with your own foul ball. Burke Badenhop was hopping mad. If the Red Sox don’t make the playoffs the Oakland Athletics seem to be a likable enough squad to temporarily support. They have many former Red Sox players and beards. Their fans imitate Doolittle’s quirky set position. Those amusing Doolilliputians. Game 74: June 20, 2014 Boston Red Sox34-40 3 L: Andrew Miller (2-5) No extra base hits Oakland Athletics46-28 4 W: Fernando Abad (2-2)S: Sean Doolittle (10) HR: Josh Donaldson (18)...

Mirrored Beards

John Lackey has a bone to pick with you, Oakland Athletics. Yes, you, you Left Coast hipsters. It’s not enough that you guys have five former Red Sox players on your roster: Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie, Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick, and last but not least Nick Punto. You see, he noticed that a number of you are sporting luxuriant beards. Derek Norris could be Mike Napoli’s long lost brother. Lost because it’s difficult to find human features in the foliage that engulfs Norris’s visage. On the pitcher’s mound, Sean Doolittle’s facial hair echoed Mike Carp’s in color but surpassed it in volume. The reliever also had a little of David Ross’ two-tone action going on. Eric Sogard wore spectacles that seemed to be stolen from a Wes Anderson film. Unlike his fellows he tamed his hirsuteness. The glasses along with the neatly shorn beard made me wonder why he was playing second when I have been waiting for my skinny vanilla latte for, oh, three hours now. Wally’s dad tried to get on the bushy bandwagon but could only muster a mustache. So, Faux Sox — you may be on the top of the American League heap in May, but...


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