Spanning the Twitterverse: Mike Flanagan

Spanning the Twitterverse to bring you the constant variety of tweets
The thrill of the retweet and the agony of the unfollow
The human drama of the twitter timeline
This is CadChica’s Wide World of Tworts

Life often crosses into sports in ways that sometimes, we like to forget.

As yesterday’s post about Pat Summitt proved, part of the enjoyment of sports is relationship. Relationships between coach, players, fans and media are all intertwined, with what takes place on the field/court/pitch as well as off it. What happens to a team and those associated with it, often goes to the core of a fan’s heart. There was great reaction to the medical diagnosis of “early onset dementia” for Summitt. Those reactions, I believe, were brought on because of the relationship we have with Coach Summitt.

It’s not that most of us “know” her personally. It’s that we’ve seen her on television or at a game. We’ve seen or heard her at games or in interviews. We’ve read articles about her. It’s almost as if we “know” her through that and feel a connection or rather, a relationship with her. 

Relationships were on full effect today again in the Twitterverse.

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It was late today that the tweet below came across:

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Whoa. Shocking to say the least.

I remember watching him pitch on tv, growing up. I wasn’t an Orioles fan but I was a baseball fan. The Orioles were one of the great teams that you just “knew” about. If you were a baseball fan, you knew about Earl Weaver, their great teams & how fantastic their pitching was. As such, you knew who Mike Flanagan was. 

By the time many read this, we’ll know more details as to his death. Knowledge, in this case, doesn’t make it any easier, not that anything will. But maybe for the folks below and Orioles’ fans everywhere, the healing process can begin.

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TWEET OF THE DAY

Today’s tweet of the day, two actually, can come from none other than current Orioles’ pitcher, Jeremy Guthrie, who happens to wear the same #46 that Mike Flanagan wore. Surprising to nobody, he pitched for the Orioles tonight in their 6-1 victory over the Twins. Quite appropriate.

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CadChica Sports

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