The death of
I am a lifelong, big-time Oriole fan and, with my dad, attended the first game at
I met Mike at an Oriole exhibition game in Ft. Lauderdale in 2008 while he was still in the
When I asked him what is was like to play for
When I got back to my seat, I looked at his autograph, and it read "Mike Flanagan CY '79." It's impressive, yes, that he was a
But why am I feeling so down, so very, very sad? If Mike had died of a
His death should be a wake-up call to all of us to reach out to family, friends and even strangers who may be down and in need. We plod along and may never notice how folks close to us are hurting. So, it's a very sad and tragic goodbye we say to Mike Flanagan CY '79.
—Gerald W. Winegrad