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Orioles to honor Flanagan

Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:34 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Baltimore Orioles have announced plans to honor former pitcher Mike Flanagan, starting with Friday night's game against the Yankees. Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound earlier this week.

Flanagan played for parts of 15 seasons with the Orioles, during which time he was 141-116 with a 3.89 ERA. He won the 1979 AL Cy Young award and played in two World Series for the Orioles, including the 1983 World Champions. He also served the organization as an executive, broadcaster and coach.

From the official Orioles' press release, here's what the organization is going to do to honor Flanagan.
· Beginning with tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, Orioles uniformed personnel will wear a black circular patch with “FLANNY” written in white on their right jersey sleeves for the remainder of the 2011 season.

· A black banner with the number “46” in orange has been installed just above the press box and below the booth where Flanagan sat as a member of the MASN broadcast team.

· Prior to tonight’s game, the club will have a moment of silence in Flanagan’s memory, and his uniform number 46 will be posted on the out-of-town scoreboard in right field from the time the gates open through the conclusion of the game.

· A video tribute will be played on the Oriole Park video board at the completion of the first inning of the game.

· The Orioles flag on the right field flag court at Camden Yards will be flown at half staff for each of the remaining home games this season.

· The Orioles have set up a virtual guestbook at www.oriolesguestbook.mlblogs.com or at www.orioles.com/flanny and invite fans to share their condolences and memories of Flanagan.
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Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

I believe I read that the statue in Texas is not actually of the firefighter, but it is a statue dedicated to all of the fans of the Rangers.
It actually is the likeness of the now-deceased Shannon Stone and his son, but it's going to be named "Rangers fans."



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

Depression is a cop-out. You've been sold by your pill pushers that your toxins are out of whack, your children have ADD, and you can't control your eating. There is nothing linking this to the fake diagnosis that is "depression", is there? No...Don't assume that he was Sick and deserves sympathy for his self-inflicted decision.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

Depression is a SICKNESS people. Grow up with the "suicide is for punks" comments and have some f'in humility. Jerks!!



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

Suicide is Cowardly, Unappreciative, Selfish, out of Shame, for Sympathy, or to Avoid punishment, blame, or responsibility. If you celebrate a suicide, you only encourage and advertise that it is acceptable. 

 



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Orioles to honor Flanagan

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