Tim Flannery led an accomplished Major League Baseball career. He was on the only two San Diego Padres teams since that franchise was incorporated in 1969 to go to the World Series, in 1984 as a utilityman and in 1998 as third base coach on a team which included the likes of Bruce Bochy at the helm and Tony Gwynn going deep at Yankee Stadium.
After Flannery and the Padres parted ways, Flannery focused more on music and coaching his son, Danny, at baseball, until in 2009 his old friend Bruce Bochy asked him to coach in San Francisco. After a rough 2009, Flannery wasn’t sure how long he’d last. But, in 2010, the Giants started a run which saw them win the World Series three times for the city on the Bay.
Earlier this week, the Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs, and Flannery – who is now an analyst for the Giants, MLB and leads his band, Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe – gave the team his blessing.