Tuesday, August 9th, the World Champion San Francisco Giants will be hosting Grateful Dead Night at AT & T Park in San Francisco. Furthur members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir will be singing the National Anthem, joined by SF Giants 3rd Base Coach Tim Flannery.
Tim Flannery, you're asking? Mr. Flannery is an accomplished Americana singer-songwriter -guitar player. When Kris Kristofferson wrote the memorable line; "From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun," in his classic song, "Me and Bobby McGee" he could have easily been referring to the gifted coach, musician and avid surfer.
Born in Tulsa, OK, Flannery always had baseball and music in his blood. The nephew of former Major League Baseball star Hal Smith, Mr. Flannery carved out a successful baseball career playing with the San Diego Padres from 1979-1989 before finding a new career in coaching. Throughout his travels as a baseball player and coach, Flannery, known as "The Flan Man," has continued to carve out a successful music career performing with his band: The Enablers and recording 8 albums with such seasoned musicians as Doug Pettibone, Jeff Berkeley, Dennis Capplinger, Calman Hart, and Randi Driscoll.