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Sean Doolittle already got his ring

Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan already got their rings. The Nationals closer hopes this is not the only ring he gets this month.

With a 162 games in the regular season, a day off for a professional baseball player is always welcomed.

The Washington Nationals had four days off before Game 1 of the NLDS.

It will be a time Nationals closer Sean Doolittle will always remember as he became the first National to ever get a ring in October.

"It came together so quickly, we didn't have time to plan some of it," Sean Doolittle said.

On Monday, October 2nd, Doolittle and Eireann Dolan made it official.

The couple had planned to get married this offseason, but instead they decided to elope.

"Now that I am looking around I realize it is kind of ironic that we signed away our independence on the Memorial to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence," said Eireann Dolan.

The two shared a rare afternoon off on Monday and quickly arranged a wedding on the National Mall.

"We had a quick five minute ceremony and then we were eating tacos together as a married couple within an hour," Dolan said.

So how did these two love birds meet?

"We went out for frozen yogurt and we have been together ever since," Eireann said.

"That sounds better than we met on Twitter," said Sean.

"Technically, yes, we did meet on Twitter," Eireann explained.

The couple met through Sean's former teammate A's pitcher Brandon Bccarthy, who was working on a comedy-writing project with Eireann in 2012.

McCarthy told Doolittle he thought the two would make a good match.

"I felt good about not getting catfished since Brandon was friends with her in real life," Sean said.

"I thought you were catfishing me!" said Eireann. "I thought 'Sean Doolittle' sounded like a fake name... now it's my fake name," Eireann joked.

The Doolittles have quickly become fan favorites in Washington over the last couple months since Sean was traded to the Nationals from the A's.

Watch the video above and you will see why Sean and Eireann Doolittle said "I dooooo".

ABC7 sports reporter Erin Hawksworth tells the story.



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