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Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle unveiled an April Fools' prank 15 months in the making

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Sean Doolittle started planning for his April Fools prank last year. (USA TODAY Sports)

It's April Fools' Day, so the Internet is full of pranksters with half-baked jokes they conjured up this morning. Athletes are no different. Take LeBron James who tried to fool the world into thinking he was going to drop a mixtape. He should have called it LeYawn, 'cause that's tired. 

We dare you to show us an athlete more dedicated to his or her April Fools' Day prank than bearded Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, who hatched his plot last year. The tweets tell the story.

The beard posse on Twitter was, of course, sad:

Then, three hours later, Doolittle revealed he was just prankin'.

Well played, sir.

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