Bobby Cressey on Padres Social Hour

Padres organist, Gaslamp Baller, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Jersey member Bobby Cressey (B Cres) was a guest on Padres Social Hour Tuesday afternoon. He joined fill-in host Annie Heilbrun and Bill Center on the Padres pregame show to discuss playing organ for the Padres.

You MUST make it a point to get to a game when Bobby is playing, especially if you've never been before. As he discusses in the video, the Padres and Petco Park are (to his knowledge) the only team and ballpark that has their organ player out in the open, which is really cool. Bobby is set up in the upper deck of the stadium, between sections 311 and 313, and anyone can walk up there and say hi and chat with him while he's not actively playing. I've gone to visit Bobby on a few occasions and he's always very welcoming and friendly to anyone who comes by, whether they be friend or stranger.

Hearing organ music at a game is always spectacular, and Bobby always makes sure to play a variety of different styles of music. In the interview above he talks about how he likes to play a little something for everyone, and I can personally say that he does a great job of this. The old-school fans will enjoy the classic ballpark organ music as well as the jazz and swing tunes. Bobby mentions that Jerry Coleman used to love hearing some Glenn Miller on the organ. But Bobby also includes more contemporary and mainstream styles when he can. He specifically mentions Britney Spears in his Padres Social Hour segment, but my personal favorite is when he plays Weezer's "Hash Pipe." He even throws in music from video games like Super Mario, movies like Star Wars, and kids' shows like Spongebob Squarepants. Bobby always welcomes song requests on Twitter (@Bobbycressey) and in person as well. But as he mentions, not all songs lend themselves to the organ.

Towards the end of the segment, Bobby also discusses his appearance on MLB The Show 2014, which Kevintheoman posted about last month. the game was released on April 1st for PS3 so you can hear Bobby's organ-playing at home whenever you want!

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