Astros AL West Rivals: Five Reasons To Hate The Oakland A’s

2 of 5

Aug 8, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics closing pitcher

Sean Doolittle

(62) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-5 at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Reason #1:

Sean Doolittle beat out Jose Altuve in the first round of the Face of MLB race. Can you see Doolittle’s face in the photo above? I cannot place it behind the massive whisker infestation on his mug.

Unlike Dallas Keuchel‘s manscaped beard, Doolittle’s is wiry and unkempt. I’d be surprised if there were a real human underneath there and not a leprechaun masquerading as an MLB closer. How can you be the face of the entire league if no one can see your face?

Additionally, how a guy who has done little, as his name suggests, beats out the reigning American League batting champ is beyond me.

The A’s reliever later lost in the race to Buster Posey, but I think “Gigante” got robbed by a guy nicknamed “Doo.” Hate him, you must.

Next: Bash Brothers and Rickey