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It’s unclear if Mike Flacco will now follow in his brother’s footsteps and pursue a career in football, but the 26-year-old’s baseball career has come to an end.
Flacco — brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco — decided to retire from baseball rather than accept an assignment to the Red Sox’ Single-A affiliate in Salem (Va.), according to reports.
Flacco, who was drafted by the Orioles in 2009, was traded to the Red Sox during spring training for cash considerations. It was a minor move for the Sox, who were looking to add some organizational first-base depth, but it was interesting given his brother’s football history against the New England Patriots.
Flacco never played about the Double-A level while bouncing around Baltimore’s minor league system. He spent most of his 2012 season with High-A Frederick of the Carolina League, and hit .218 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 103 games.
There had been talk in the past that Flacco would consider pursuing a football career...
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"Unitas We Stand," the upcoming film about Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, hasn't even begun filming.
Yet it's already receiving two thumbs down.
In an interview with USA Today, John Unitas Jr., son of the legendary Colts quarterback by his second marriage, ripped into his half-brother Joe Unitas, calling him a "turd" for co-writing the film.
First, the Super Bowl MVP. Then, the $120 million (and then some) contract. What's next for Joe Flacco, playing Johnny Unitas in a movie?
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens starting QB has agreed to play Baltimore's most legendary QB in the final scenes of the movie, "Unitas We Stand," which has a targeted release date...
Joe Flacco will portray former Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film (Credit: AP Photo)
The past twelve months have been rather spectacular for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Not only did the quarterback lead his team to a Super Bowl victory, he also secured a six-year, $120 million extension this off-season.
Now, Flacco’s year is...
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco got his money after signing a mega contract extension last month, and now it looks like he got the part, or at least a small part.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Flacco will play portray Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of a movie about the famed Colts quarterback called “Unitas We Stand.”
Unitas son Joe spoke about the addition of...
The Baltimore Sun reported yesterday that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will portray Baltimore Colts’ great Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called Unitas We Stand.
“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” said Johnny Unitas’ son Joe, per The Sun. “I think it’s great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the...
Terrell Suggs isn't the only Raven to hit the silver screen.
The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that Joe Flacco has agreed to portrait legendary Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas in the upcoming film, "Unitas We Stand."
Flacco will play Unitas in the final scenes, centered around the Colts' 1958 championship game victory over the Giants.
The film was co-written...
Joe Flacco as Johnny Unitas.
The Ravens' quarterback says he'll play the part of Baltimore's greatest quarterback, former Colts star Johnny Unitas, in an upcoming movie entitled ''Unitas We Stand.''
The movie is being co-produced by Joe Unitas, the late quarterback's son.
He tells WBAL-TV that Flacco will portray Unitas in scenes of the 1958 NFL...
The latest quarterback to bring the city of Baltimore a Super Bowl victory will play a Charm City legend in an upcoming film.
Joe Flacco will portray Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of the movie Unitas We Stand, according to the Baltimore Sun. The scene will depict the Colts’ 1958 NFL Championship Game victory.
Filming is set to start in late July, though production is being...
It was announced on Saturday that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would portray legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of the upcoming movie, “Unitas We Stand.”
The choice to cast the current Ravens signal-caller was made by Joe Unitas, The elder Unitas’ son from his second marriage. But family members from Unitas’ first marriage are anything...
This is a no-brainer. A brand-new Baltimore sports legend is slated to portray the city's most venerable sports legend in an upcoming film. Joe Flacco might not have the acting chops to play Johnny Unitas off the field, but there's no doubting his qualifications in regard to his ability to emulate Unitas during the final football scenes in "Unitas We Stand," which...
It was announced on Saturday that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would portray legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of the upcoming movie, "Unitas We Stand."
The choice to cast the current Ravens signal-caller was made by Joe Unitas, the elder Unitas' son from his second marriage. But family members from Unitas' first marriage are...
Yesterday we reported on the seemingly heart warming story of new Baltimore legend Joe Flacco portraying former Colts and NFL icon Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of a soon to be released filmed titled “Unitas We Stand.”
Unitas’ son Joe was elated about Flacco being in the film.
“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” Unitas said in a phone interview...