Flanagan, who grew up in Framingham, Mass., wasn’t selected in the major league draft in June but that hasn’t stopped him.
“Being deaf isn’t really a challenge. In a lot of ways it’s an advantage.You feel like you don’t have to handle any junk or noise that can get in your head. I can have a good night’s sleep. It’s not really different. It’s just that you don’t use your spoken voice.”
Flanagan was born without hearing but it hasn't stopped him from working to reach the majors. Not one bit.