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Column: Padres optimist Peter Seidler balances his health with uncertainty of the times

You might expect just a subtle hint of dread or alarm talking to Peter Seidler, the general partner of the Padres. He’s slugged through heavyweight prize fights with non-Hodgkin lymphoma — once in 2011-12 and another bout 2 1/2 years ago. He’s a Type 1 diabetic.

These are unsettling times for all, let alone those considered at higher risk as the coronavirus shakes the globe. That isn’t Seidler. Not even close. He’s the optimist. He’s the silver-linings guy. He eyes promising horizons when many see storm clouds.

In baseball, the joy of spring cleanses. There’s renewal, with standings wiped clean and possibility shooting skyward like sunflowers.