Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

Doolittle and girlfriend Eireann Dolan were walking their Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, Stella, on Monday afternoon in San Francisco when 5-year-old Jordan stopped them to inquire about the dog's accessory and share how much he loves baseball. Dolan said that when she told Jordan that Doolittle is an A's player — he is currently away from the team while recovering from a recurring shoulder injury — "he didn't believe me," she said in a text...