— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015Twitter has its pros and cons, but one of the pros, I must say, is the connectability fans can have to the figures they follow, in whatever medium those figures are in. For instance, I was impressed with the Padres announcers, Ted Leitner and Bob Scanlan, and decided to let them know in-game:
The second I pressed the "tweet" button, I saw and responded to the following:These @Padres announcers are fantastic. Glad they're still on the air tonight. #Padres @TedLeitner @heyscan— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015
With the score what it was, I turned off the game and put B.B. King on.BREAKING: 'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 15, 2015
I can only attempt to describe what Blues Boy has meant to my life, and it probably didn't hit me until the moment I heard he was dead. What's the most amazing is that, for someone who was known for his blues guitar playing, it's his VOICE and the power of those lungs that really got me. What a musician and artist.
You'll be missed, B.B.
I settled into the B.B. marathon, and got a response from the crew in S.D.
I gave them props once more, though I was honest about my priorities, while also putting in a request:Thanks for tuning in and for your kind review! Pads playing some hardball tonight! https://t.co/wFvLEOH8rG— Bob Scanlan (@heyscan) May 15, 2015
— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015
.@heyscan @Padres @TedLeitner i will admit though, & no offense to you, but right after I tweeted that, I found out bout BB, & put him on 😔— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015
They did. With a Wil Clark reference included to boot..@heyscan @Padres @TedLeitner i got u guys back up on my phone, though. If u haven't yet, mention THIS guy. http://t.co/54z5z5ih2A #RIPBB— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015
— Sam Maxwell (@convertedmetfan) May 15, 2015I am sad that he is gone, though it is fitting to be listening to the Blues as we all shake our collective heads. I generally have a solid dose of the Blues mixed into my Pandora playlist, but it had been a while since I had the Blues, and listened exclusively to that genre/station/artist. And I've been basically just listening to B.B. for the last 24 hours.
The Mets lost 7-0.
And the Nats won 10-0.
Half a game it is.
I've got the Orange & Bluuuuuuues
Oh, GIRL! You know I do!...
LET'S. GO. METS.