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Friends saw Flanagan's pain, still shocked by suicide

Friends saw Flanagan's pain, still shocked by suicide

Scott McGregor worried about his old Orioles teammate, Mike Flanagan. Once admired in baseball for his toughness on the pitching mound and his droll wit off of it, Flanagan seemed to disappear after he lost his job as Orioles executive vice president in 2008. "Literally, I would leave him messages just angry at him," McGregor recalled Thursday after police confirmed that Flanagan had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. " 'Just call me. Come on. Are you all right?' I think there were some things there — I don't know what it was — but he wouldn't open up." McGregor thought his friend had taken a turn for the better this year....

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