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Orioles announces plans to honor Mike Flanagan

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OAKLAND, CA - (FILE)   Mike Flanagan of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum May 8, 1991 in Oakland, California.
OAKLAND, CA - (FILE) Mike Flanagan of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum May 8, 1991 in Oakland, California.

The Orioles have just announced that they will do the following to honor Mike Flanagan. I really hope they find some way to recognize him in 2012 as well, not just for the rest of this season.

  • 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