Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 11/12/14
“If you love something, set it free. If it returns, it’s yours forever. If not, it was never meant to be.” This old proverb can apply to many things, whether it is one you would consider your soul mate, a pet, or even my beloved San Diego Padres. Relationships sometimes can be overwhelming and borderline on dysfunction. Too many highs and lows, peaks and valleys, and anything of the sort can cause wear and tear on the mind and soul.So I decided that even though it pains the heart, it’s a good time for me to take a step back from the Petco nine, and let time heal the wound. The next four days will be spent on reflection of the first half of our 2012 relationship. It began so promising in spring training. They were hitting the cover off the ball, leading the Cactus league in most offensive categories.But once the season started, things got a little rocky. We didn’t seem to get along like we used to. Too many misplays in the field and their once solid pitching staff was not perform...
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