Mike Flanagan, who was connected with the Baltimore Orioles organization for more than three decades as a pitcher, executive and broadcaster, took his own life on Wednesday.
Friday, the team announced plans to honor and pay tribute to Flanagan. Stacey at our SB Nation Orioles blog Camden Chat has details on the Mike Flanagan tributes:
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.
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.
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.
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.