About Sean Doolittle
For those of you who dont know me…or want to get to know me…or maybe youre unfamiliar with me…or maybe youve heard the name and always wanted to know a little about me…or maybe you read my blogs last year and its been a while…
This will be my third year of professional baseball (my second full season). I spent last season between Stockton, California as a member of the Ports in the California League and Midland, Texas, playing for the Rockhounds in the Texas League.
I am a New Jersey native…and Im proud of it! You might not know it just by talking to me – I dont rock the Jersey accent; or by my look – I cant pull off a blow out hair cut or the gold necklaces. But dont let that fool you. I grew up going down the shore and eating hoagies – not subs, heroes, or worse, grinders. Ask me where Im from, dont be surprised if I smile and reply exit 7. I listen to The Boss and take the Turnpike to The City. A little cold weather doesnt bother me – after all, Id like to think that playing in some less-than-ideal conditions up in the Northeast helped shape me into the player I am today.
I earned three-fourths of an education from the best public school in the nation – the University of Virginia (Go Hoos) – where I was a pitcher as well as a first baseman. I dont pitch anymore, as the Athletics decided my future would be as an everyday position player when they drafted me after my junior season in 2007.
I have a brother – Ryan – who was drafted as a right handed pitcher by the As in the amateur draft last summer, and a sister – Meghan – who plays lacrosse at Messiah College (PA) so I come from a pretty athletic family. My dad served 27 years in the military – so I bounced a round a bit as a kid before we settled in Jersey. While he was station in California (at what used to be Castle AFB), we had season tickets for the As, and some of my earliest memories are watching the Bash Brothers at the Coliseum.
Im sure over the course of the season youll get to know me a little better, but now you have a start and a little background info. And hopefully youll get used to my writing style – Ill try to keep it really light and make it enjoyable for you to see what life in the minor leagues is really like!