The Padres changed their name to the San Diego Madres for Mother's Day and switched their Twitter handle. Now a college kid is @Padres.
The Padres are committed to celebrating Mother's Day.
So on Sunday, the team decided it would be labeled as the Madres thanks to an assist from Budweiser.
And part of the brand switch, the team changed its Twitter handle.
However, somebody else jumped on the handle @Padres.
But, for Ricky Padilla, the fun didn't last too long.
All of these mentions are making it REAL hard to study for my four finals in the next 3 days...— Ricky Padilla (@RickyPadilla22) May 12, 2019
It makes sense that Twitter would use its power to make sure the Padres own that name on Twitter, but it does completely ignore the rules of finders keepers.
But maybe Ricky was able to accomplish what he wanted with this move.
Hi Ricky, thanks for keeping @Padres safe this morning. We'd love to invite you and your Madre and Padre to a game when the team is back in town. Check your DMs!— San Diego Madres (@Madres) May 12, 2019
In the end, this seems like a win-win for everybody involved.