Originally written on Padres Public  |  Last updated 6/18/13
There are certain areas of life where beliefs must be arrived upon using one’s own freewill. Padres baseball is not one of those areas. During the middle of last week I was notified by my wife and daughters that we would be buying two fish this summer as pets. I smiled with faux enthusiasm. The last fish we brought into our home came from a creek in Poway. We thought it was a tadpole but it was just a very tiny fish. We named him Ted, placed him in a small fish bowl and managed to keep him alive for a substantial period of time. Nothing lasts forever though and now it’s time for new fish. My wife, sensing a lack of enthusiasm, wisely sought buy-in. She said, “Guess what the girls are naming them?” “I have no idea. What?” She prompted the girls and in unison they answered, “Tony and Gwynn!” I perked up a bit. “Really?” I thought about this for a moment. All of these goofy things I do to gently push my daughters towards baseball are beginning to embed themselves into their fiber. The...
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