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Update: Joe Flacco’s brother is going to stick with baseball

Feb 4, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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A few days ago USA Today made mention of Orioles minor leaguer Mike Flacco considering giving up baseball to go play football like his brother Joe. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun throws some cold water on that:

That’s not the plan, according to the Orioles. Scout Dean Albany talked to Mike Flacco on Tuesday and says the first baseman has every intention of playing for the Orioles’ organization in 2013.

“Mike’s a great kid and he’s working real hard to prepare himself for spring training,” Albany said. “It’s a full go for him for baseball, that’s what he told me. He is real excited about spring training.”

Given that (a) his baseball chops appear not to be of Major League quality; and (b) he hasn’t played football since high school eight years ago, I think a more realistic story about him may be “Mike Flacco considering law school” or “Mike Flacco tapped to be the chairman of the Joe Flacco museum.”

  1. historiophiliac - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Apparently, Craig has learned not to call out people’s mommas.

  2. genericcommenter - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Well, Joe just guaranteed himself a $20 million per year salary last night. Maybe he has a job for his bro.

  3. Gobias Industries - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Joe! Joe! Can we get a comment about what you think about your brother’s decision?

  4. cosanostra71 - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    “Mike Flacco is considering any way to keep his name in the news”

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