Former Wichita State pitcher excited for new team coming to town

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Former Wichita State pitcher Brian Flynn may play for the Omaha Storm Chasers right now, but that doesn't mean he wasn't excited about his college town getting a big league baseball team.

“I’m really excited to see what the stadium and everything looks like there," flynn said. "It’s a baseball town.”

If there's anyone that knows what a baseball town is, it would be Brian Flynn.

“Coming in after, you know they had the couple super regional runs there was a lot of energy when I was there," Flynn said. “That was the first time you step under those lights, especially in that big stadium at Eck stadium they got there and everything. It was a lot of fun.”

The lefty is six feet eight inches tall and has pitched numerous games for the Kansas City Royals. However, all the memories started at Wichita State. Memories that he said he will never forget.

“Just taking that next step from high school ball, there’s big crowds, you don’t really have that adrenaline," Flynn said. "that’s the first time, you get that big dose of a big crowd, so, it was memories that, I cherish.”

Now, he's dealing pitches on bigger stages. The stage that if he is still there next year, Wichitans could see him once again.

“It’s going to be great to have a ball team at that level there with the chance to you know pass through there again,” Flynn said.

It was a long period of time that took Flynn on a long journey that went through Wichita, and into the big leagues, and possibly back to Wichita.

“It’s kind of a full circle here,” he said.

The New Orleans Baby Cakes have one home series left on Aug. 26-29. Then, their last game is on Sept. 2, after which they will begin to make their big move to Wichita.

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