Last night before the Padres blew out the Giants, a strange thing happened. Eighty year old, Ford C. Frick winner Dick Enberg joined Twitter. I never expected it to happen. His handle is combination of his initials and his trademark call: @Deohmy.
This is my Tweet debut. Shocker! Got smelling salts?!?! W Series matchup at Petco. Shields-Bumgarner. Exciting year. Cooperstown in July.— Dick Enberg (@Deohmy) April 11, 2015
While not yet verified yet, it's totally him. If you look through some of his first followers, you'll see just about anybody that's anybody at Fox Sports San Diego. He also gave us a peek at his score book. That chicken scratch could only belong to one man.
Scorebook for game 6 of season. pic.twitter.com/Q9oP1jn26A— Dick Enberg (@Deohmy) April 11, 2015
For whatever reason this makes Enberg a good 50% more likable in my book. At times I've been critical of him because he seems to put on airs and distance himself from his customer, the Padres fans. But here he is throwing himself in the proverbial lion's den, a ballsy move. I hope that fans are respectful he continues to tweet throughout the season.