What Giants’ fans like most about Tim Flannery, according to Comcast Sports Net’s Amy G. (Amy Gutierrez), is “Tim’s windmill action bringing in the next Giants’ run on the scoreboard.” True enough. But, as Amy also pointed out in our exclusive BamMagazine.com interview with Coach Flannery, there is a lot more to meet the eye and the ear of this athlete and musician.
Tim has been singing and playing music for himself and others for years. During his baseball days, it probably was a nice diversion from the pressures of being in the major leagues. This past season, he took the chance to sing the National Anthem at a Giants’ game with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh that got everyone buzzing in the Giants’ club house, saying “Hey, Coach Tim can really sing!
Last years Giants’ season, 2011, started on a major bummer. Not only did the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants lose the season opener to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, 2-1, but the savage beating of Giants’ fan Bryan Stow after the game was something that Tim Flannery would not forget.
After Tim’s national anthem singing with the Grateful Dead guys last season, things started percolating pretty fast. And on Oct. 25, at a benefit for Bryan Stow, there was a sold-out crowd at Yoshi’s San Francisco to listen to the wonderful music of Tim Flannery and his group of great musicians, organized by Tim. Click here to see Barry Bond’s PSA for Bryan Stow.
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