Wednesday was a sad day in Birdland as
During Wednesday night's Orioles game, I was moved by the response on Twitter from Flanny fans, many of whom reacted as if they had lost an uncle or a close family friend. Others shared their memories on our Orioles Insider blog. And many prominent national baseball writers -- including former Baltimore Sun scribes Buster Olney, Ken Rosenthal and Tim Kurkjian -- have since shared their stories about his sharp wit and warm heart.
In his 15 years with the Orioles, the
He will go down as one of the greatest pitchers in Orioles history, and that’s saying something. Baltimore has been treated to some fine pitchers over the years, and Flanagan is in select company with the likes of
Flanagan had a few roles with the team over the years, including broadcaster and high-level executive, but he was a pitcher first, and a heck of a good one. I want you to tell me just how good he was.