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Two years ago as I posted some advice for my son who just turned pro and joined the O's faimily to remember to keep baseball in perspective. Obviously very hard for many to do. Please keep that fact in mind when posting on these boards.

Don't make the attacks personal. I know Flanny and every player is doing the best they can. Jordon and AM included. Just remember its a game and two billion Chineese just don't care.

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Great piece by Gammons.

Sometimes it's hard to remember Gammons is so much more a baseball fan than a Boston fan. That was a great piece and it sounds like many baseball writers consider the last game at Memorial to be one of the best baseball celebrations ever. I wish I remembered it better...

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Especially factoring in tonight's opponent. That team's baseball fans, it'd stand to reason - at least the older ones - likely grew up with this team and watching #46 work his magic.

Did the Ravens do anything for Elrod Hendricks?

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Sometimes it's hard to remember Gammons is so much more a baseball fan than a Boston fan. That was a great piece and it sounds like many baseball writers consider the last game at Memorial to be one of the best baseball celebrations ever. I wish I remembered it better...

I cry every time I think of that. With the "Field of Dreams" music in the background, and player after player after player running onto the field. I have goosebumps thinking about it. Even more than our World Series wins, I remember that day as the greatest day of my Orioles fandom.

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I cry every time I think of that. With the "Field of Dreams" music in the background, and player after player after player running onto the field. I have goosebumps thinking about it. Even more than our World Series wins, I remember that day as the greatest day of my Orioles fandom.

I remember watching it, the drive to OPACY to put in home plate, the FoD music...I remember my parents crying...I got a little choked up too. But I was 12. I don't remember much...

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Has Gary Thorne said anything yet?
I was wondering that. I haven't heard anything. There is a LLWS game on at 4 and I imagine he is doing that game. I can't imagine he doesn't say something then.

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Palmer " The tragedy of all this is Flanny tried to do the right thing, and felt that he didn't."

Such a shame. I can't get an ounce of work done today, this sucks.

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I was wondering that. I haven't heard anything. There is a LLWS game on at 4 and I imagine he is doing that game. I can't imagine he doesn't say something then.

You would think this would really affect Thorne.. they always seemed to have good chemistry during the broadcasts. Flanny always sounded like he was having a lot of fun with Gary in the booth.

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Dick Vitale via Twitter:

Met Mike Flanagan several times over the years & wow did he love hoops. - he really obviously loved the Orioles! RIP!

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You would think this would really affect Thorne.. they always seemed to have good chemistry during the broadcasts. Flanny always sounded like he was having a lot of fun with Gary in the booth.

Absolutely, they would make each other literally crack up, almost to a point of being out of control, for 15-20 seconds at a time throughout each of their broadcasts together.

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You would think this would really affect Thorne.. they always seemed to have good chemistry during the broadcasts. Flanny always sounded like he was having a lot of fun with Gary in the booth.

Yeah, that's why I asked. I thought Gary would feel it the worst. Wouldn't surprise me if he is not doing the Little League game and instead is coming back to Baltimore.

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Great piece by Gammons.

Not fully on topic but I had not heard this before:

He became general manager, and like most who have worked for the Orioles since they last had a winning season (1997), he fell out of favor and was replaced, criticized for going "above slot" in the Draft -- namely for signing Matt Wieters and Jake Arrieta, as if the Orioles wouldn't be in the International League without Wieters.

I don't recall anyone criticizing those picks. Was it a source of contention with ownership or the league? I hate to think that maybe the best move he made as GM was the last straw in his losing the position.

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