Giants third-base coach/rock star Tim Flannery retires from baseball
After 33 years in professional baseball, Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery has called it a career -- and what a career it's been.
Flannery enjoyed a solid 11-year playing stint with the Padres, becoming a fan favorite for his work ethic and ability to embrace what that San Diego lifestyle was all about. His .667 average in limited 1984 postseason action also sat well with the Friars faithful.
The Oklahoma native is also an accomplished musician and recorded 11 albums during his baseball tenure. His jam sound may remind you a bit of the Grateful Dead, a band he's actually performed with at AT&T Park on two occasions -- the most recent being before 2014's NLCS Game 3:
Finally, he's a three-time World Series champion and if you asked manager Bruce Bochy, he'd probably say he couldn't have done it without Flan. Players, coaches and fans will surely miss him:
In fact, as soon as the news broke, Giants players began showing an outpouring of love and affection for their coach:
This guy is one of the best. We will miss you Flanman. Wish you the best of luck with everything pic.twitter.com/17hm1358tZ- Brandon Crawford (@bcraw35) November 25, 2014
first time I've been saddened by a coaches resignation. Tim Flannery u are my friend and enjoyed the ride w you! Love ya man @SFGiants- Jeremy Affeldt (@JeremyAffeldt) November 25, 2014
@SFGiants Tim Flannery retiring. One of the best coaches I've had. Not only a great teacher, but also a great man. Thanks for the laughs.- RichAurilia35 (@RichAurilia35) November 25, 2014