A’s announce Doolittle Metallica gnome, Sean celebrates with puns

The A's closer is a pretty, pretty big fan of Metallica.

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The Oakland Athletics have begun announcing some of their promotional giveaways for the upcoming 2016 season.

On Tuesday, the club lifted the curtain on what’s sure to be a can’t-miss giveaway for fans: a Sean Doolittle gnome, which will be given out on April 30. 

Check it out:

Judging by his Twitter account (something Doolittle uses quite frequently), Sean was quite excited about his gnome replica…and he expressed that enthusiasm with social media’s preferred method of currency, puns:

The constant punning led to this exchange, as others were keen to "Fight Fire With Fire" (to cite another Metallica song): 

The A’s right field bleacher contingent is presumably just as pumped-up about the gnome as anyone else – after all, they erupt into a group head-banging session whenever Doolittle jogs in from the bullpen. 

Here’s hoping all who want one of these musical Doolittle gnome winds up getting one, lest they be stricken with "Gnome Remorse".