Before the season began, Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle continued his effort from last year in bringing the coaching staff up to speed on the ins and outs of social media.
Early on, the coaches were hopelessly lost in the world of retweets, butt dials, blogging, and photo bombs.
Now, as the season enters its latter stages, it seems Doolittle’s efforts haven’t been completely in vain.
One thing is certain, while the A’s sit near the bottom of the standings in the American League West, the team’s comedic YouTube promo videos — led by Doolittle and catcher Stephen Vogt — are among MLB’s best.
[fusion_title size=”4″]PITCHER, CATCHER MEETINGS[/fusion_title]
Doolittle and Vogt consult on just about everything.
[fusion_title size=”4″]STEPHEN VOGT TEACHES DANCE[/fusion_title]
Vogt took time out to teach Josh Reddick (now with the Los Angeles Dodgers), Josh Phegley and Mark Canha firework-inspired dance moves.
[fusion_title size=”4″]DOOLITTLE RINGS METALLICA’S BELL[/fusion_title]
Doolittle used his pitching talents to replicate the bell sound in Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
[fusion_title size=”4″]UNICORN 2.0[/fusion_title]
Doolittle and Jarrod Parker attempted to take the signature unicorn bullpen backpack to another level.
[fusion_title size=”4″]BREAKFEST-THEMED NICKNAMES[/fusion_title]
Billy Butler led Doolittle, Vogt and Dan Otero in a brainstorming session to come up with breakfast-themed nicknames
[fusion_title size=”4″]FIREWORKS KNIGHT[/fusion_title]
Phegley pitched script ideas to film aficionado John Axford.
[fusion_title size=”4″]UPPER DECK[/fusion_title]
Marcus Semien and Daniel Mengden climbed Mt. Davis to hunt for baseballs hit by Jose Canseco.
[fusion_title size=”4″]OUTFIELD WALL CLIMBING[/fusion_title]
Reddick explained his outfield wall climbing innovation to fellow outfielder Semien.
[fusion_title size=”4″]LOVE GURU[/fusion_title]
The A’s brought in an hippie-era guru before their 1969 “Turn Back the Clock” game to help the guys get in the mood.
[fusion_title size=”4″]GRANT BALFOUR ENRAGED[/fusion_title]
Grant Balfour works best when he’s enraged and A’s players work very hard to keep him that way.
[fusion_title size=”4″]GAME WITHIN THE GAME[/fusion_title]
Chris Young and Ryan Cook showed Oakland fans that baseball is more than just a game, but a game within a game, within a game.
[fusion_title size=”4″]NUMBER CRUNCHERS[/fusion_title]
A’s outfielders Coco Crisp and Reddick studied the stats behind every aspect of the game.