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Tim Flannery's music is as spirited as his coaching antics at third base

Originally Published: February 5, 2013
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

ON A RAINY FRIDAY AFTERNOON in mid-December, Tim Flannery and I went for a walk through downtown San Diego. The Giants third base coach is a great storyteller, an old-time Irish raconteur with a million tales at his disposal, and there's no better way to hear a few Flannery stories than an unhurried walk. We walked near Petco Park, where the former Padres infielder and coach worked as an announcer before Bruce Bochy brought him to San Francisco in 2007 to become baseball's most ...

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