We need the rain here in Southern California, and while it is nice to see it finally show up, from a sporting perspective, Mother Nature could not have picked a worse weekend to grace us with her presence.
The number of sporting events scheduled for the next four days in San Diego County is almost ridiculous. Let's start with the San Diego Classic I, the softball tournament co-hosted by San Diego State and USD.
Twelve teams are in town for the event, which is, of course, played outdoors. In addition to the Aztecs and Toreros, you have BYU, Colorado State, Fresno State, Utah State, Utah, Grand Canyon University, Illinois-Chicago, Lehigh, Ole Miss, and Tennessee all trying to wedge in 29 games by Sunday.
The USD Baseball Tournament has Baylor, UC Berkeley and UNC-Wilmington paying a visit. The Toreros have already moved a game against Wilmington from Friday night to Thursday evening to try and get a jump on the weather.
UC San Diego's water polo team hosts Long Beach State in a battle of ranked opponents, but they're in the water anyway, so that should not have many problems.
However, the 125th annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Tennis Championship at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club has an interesting dilemma. Boston College, Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Rice, St. John's, SDSU, Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UNLV, USD, USC, Villanova, and William & Mary are all here at once.
That makes 113 doubles teams trying to fit on 12 championship courts in four days, and it's gonna be pouring!
To all of you visiting, trust us, this does not happen very often! Please come back soon. To the organizers of the events, good luck.