sean doolittle


The impact of Muhammad Ali’s death reverberated throughout the A’s clubhouse, and it cut across generations.


They’ve rattled off five victories in a row, in a season where they’ve also posted a separate six-game winning streak along with four streaks of four-plus losses in a row.


Tuesday night’s walk-off loss at Seattle wound up feeling like one of those emotional swing games for the A’s, where the entire outlook on this series changed with one pitch.


OAKLAND — One could refer to the A’s as the ultimate hot-and-cold team, but reliever Sean Doolittle goes with another label.