Happy Mother's Day! I hope all of you are able to spend some time with your family and celebrate your mothers on this day.
Mother's Day is one of many days that MLB celebrates on the field each year. Teams wear pink apparel, players use pink bats and gloves, and there are celebrations all across the league every year.
Last year, the San Diego Padres decided to celebrate by changing up their Twitter handle. In the spirit of Mother's Day, the Padres changed their username on the social media site to @Madres.
Being a large, verified account, the Padres worked out a deal with Twitter that allowed them to change to their new handle while keeping their usual handle secure.
Somehow, though, their username slipped through the cracks and someone got a hold of it, changing their own username to @Padres.
This naturally led to some confusion and multiple fans thinking they were tweeting at the Padres while actually sending messages to Ricky Padilla.
Padilla not only got a great story and plenty of attention out of the Twitter mix-up, he ended up getting tickets to a game.
So now you know, all you need to do to get free tickets is wait for a team to change their Twitter handle, and steal it. Who knew?
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.