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Old Orchard Beach Surge:

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:31 am
by Tom Nolette
Old Orchard Beach Surge’s Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreams
Flanagan was born without hearing but it hasn't stopped him from working to reach the majors. Not one bit.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The public-address announcer informs the crowd that the next batter for the Old Orchard Beach Surge is No. 17, Skip Flanagan, which is also the cue to begin playing the familiar guitar riff from George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone.”

The choice of walk-up music is an homage to Flanagan’s burly junior varsity high school coach, who used the song as his ring tone.

It’s also an inside joke of sorts.

Flanagan cannot hear the song as he strides toward the left-handed batter’s box at The Ballpark. In fact, he has never heard it.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/02/d ... ue-dreams/
Portland Press Herald - allows 10 free reads per month for non-subscribers

Re: Old Orchard Beach Surge:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:10 am
by Tom Nolette
TV
Old Orchard Beach Surge giving players a chance to be noticed
The Surge in their first season have had five players move on to play with teams playing in more established indepdent leagues

http://www.wmtw.com/sports/old-orchard- ... d/34528232

Re: Old Orchard Beach Surge:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:48 am
by Tom Nolette
Surge eliminated from NCBL playoffs
Old Orchard falls 10-2 to Newburgh in the deciding game of the first-round series.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Led by player-manager Kevin Putkonen and starting pitcher Miles Moeller, the Newburgh Newts defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge 10-2 in the deciding game of their best-of-three first-round series of the North Country Baseball League playoffs Friday night.

The loss meant the end of the season for Old Orchard, which was a new team in the pro independent league.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/08/07/s ... -playoffs/
Portland Press Herald - allows 10 free reads per month for non-subscribers.