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RIP Flanny

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RIP Flanny 

Post#1 » by Ruzious » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:16 am

RIP, Mike Flanagan. You are and will remain so sorely missed.

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Re: RIP Flanny 

Post#2 » by MaxwellSmart » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:34 pm

I met Mike Flanagan way back in the summer of 1978....I was a 17 year old kid living near Los Angeles.

Back then, I lived for Orioles baseball....It was before cable or satellite TV---Got to watch maybe 6 games a year...So, when the O's made their second west coast trip--I drove down to their hotel, and hung out by the lobby ( it was actually okay to do this back then-Hotel employees were cool with one fan hanging out )....The very first player to come into the lobby that morning was Mike Flanagan.... I asked for his autograph on his Topps 1978 card---He was Really nice, and seemed surprised someone recognized him...I told him he was pitching Great lately--he said the entire team was..and I agreed....Of course, the next season, he went on to win the Cy Young Award...He asked me where he could get the morning paper, I pointed to the hotel gift shop...I thanked him, and he thanked me...He seemed like a genuinely nice guy...I still have the card.

I also got to meet Eddie Murray, Ken Singleton, Mark Belanger, Jim Palmer, Jim Frey....Those days are long gone...But, THOSE Orioles were the Best...Super nice guys all of them.

R.I.P. Flanny.
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Re: RIP Flanny 

Post#3 » by Ruzious » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:47 pm

Just happened to run across this video introducing the 1983 O's - it's great to the end - with a Dempsey classic. http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/schm ... e-flanagan
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Re: RIP Flanny 

Post#4 » by Rafael122 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:35 pm

Too young to see him pitch, but I always enjoyed it when he was in the booth. A tragic, horrific way to go. Hopefully he's found peace.
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Re: RIP Flanny 

Post#5 » by Huuminh » Tue Sep 6, 2011 11:59 am

its been confirmed that Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Apparently he was troubled by fans who said the Orioles state of despair was due to him.

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