Sean Doolittle, relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, had a busy week both on the field and on the Internet.
Last Monday Doolittle got to take over Buster Olney’s column, while the ESPN writer was off on vacation. In his guest column, which he dubbed “Funnyball,” Doolittle revealed that he had been a season ticket holder of the Athletics as a kid. He also provided a satirical day in the life, which includes some insightful glimpses of the team’s clubhouse.
Then on Wednesday, Doolittle and fellow setup man Ryan Cook were each gifted a pair of Google Glass, becoming the first MLB players to get an inside look at the latest product from Google. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, teammate Eric Sogard was bummed out that he couldn’t wear the Google Glass with his trademark glasses.
On Friday, the 26-year-old wrapped up his week by taking a tour of Twitter. Along with the team’s other lefty reliever Jerry Blevins, Doolittle got the chance to see the inner workings of the Internet giant, which is headquartered in San Francisco.
The second-year player also appeared in four games over the course of the week, and has now pitched in 56 on the season, tops on the team. Unfortunately, Doolittle mixed in a loss, but he also grabbed his fourth win of the season on Friday night. Of course, wins aren’t always such a good thing for a reliever.
It was a busy week for Doolittle. Now the question is, just what use will he and Cook put their Google Glass devices to?