San Diego Buzz: Padres' bizarre two days and Chargers start training camp
With the MLB tradeline just hours away from when this story was posted, the entire MLB has been crazy this week because that's just what it does the last week of July. Trade rumors fly, teams become either buyers (see Blue Jays) or sellers (see Reds), and players that fans become accustomed to seeing on a daily basis can be gone overnight.
The San Diego Chargers began what some believe could be their last training camp in San Diego on Thursday. Despite that, it was standing room only in the stands and head coach Mike McCoy was a big fan of the turnout. Antonio Gates addressed his four-game suspension after practice on Thursday and said he's "not really quite sure" how the banned substance got in his system. The Chargers' social media team tried to join an NBA Twitter convo and quickly got the "Mean Girls" treatment. Wherever the Chargers end up next year, they're going to make truckloads of money just for existing. And lastly, the Chargers announced this week that they will be debuting a new show on FOX Sports San Diego called "Behind the Bolt with Nick Hardwick" that starts Wednesday, August 5th.
San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long had one word to describe what it means now that the Aztecs are picked to finish first in the West division of the Mountain West Conference this year: "Noth-ing."
Trainer Doug O-Neill did something no one has ever done in the 76-year history of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and that's win five races in one day. Not only was that impressive, but O'Neill's sixth horse came in second place only to a fellow stable mate. In his own words, it was a perfect day.
Tatiana Weston-Webb took home the 2015 Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro title on Sunday in Oceanside, which featured the top female surfers in the world in the world's largest competition.
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Doug O'Neill set a new trainer record by winning 5 races today at Del Mar. His 6th horse? Ran 2nd to a stable mate. pic.twitter.com/ZZTedECzjc— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) July 30, 2015