MLL Week 9: Shakeup in the standings

August 15, 2019

After eight weeks of action and the All-Star break there is finally a shakeup in the standings. Denver, who held the number one spot for most of the season, is now in a three-way tie for first place. Boston, Denver and Chesapeake all sport 6-3 records. The Boston Cannons are in the number one spot due to head-to-head wins and points differential. Boston traveled to Denver and opened fire on…

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MLL Week 8: Atlanta rises again while Rattlers sting champs

July 26, 2019

This past weekend in Major League Lacrosse proved a combination of Gone with the Wind and Caddyshack. Like Scarlet O’Hara, the Atlanta Blaze rebound from a tough two-loss weekend and took down the second place Boston Cannons 15-12. Dallas secured their first win of the season behind the stellar play of undrafted free agent Sean Sconone. Bill Murray’s weed whacking scene in which he talks about a young unknown out…

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MLL Week 6: Atlanta suffers rough weekend

July 17, 2019

As the halfway point of the Major League Lacrosse season approaches and the All-Star break looms around the corner, teams are showing which of them have championship potential. The rich got richer while the poor got poorer. Denver and Boston remain at one and two respectively while Chesapeake worked to distance itself from Atlanta, which suffered a rough weekend as they dropped to 4-3. But the records of New York…

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MLL Week 5: All six teams get in on the action

July 7, 2019

Week five of Major League Lacrosse finally saw all six teams in action and that resulted in a shift in the standings. The weekend kicked off with Denver taking on Boston and the Outlaws silenced the Cannons in a hotly contested 17-16 victory that moved them into first place. Denver came out firing in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 4-2 lead in front of a reported…

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MLL Week 4: Atlanta and Boston prove ready to play

June 29, 2019

Major League Lacrosse reached the critical fourth week when the separation between playoff teams and those in need of retooling becomes apparent. The Atlanta Blaze kicked off the weekend’s action by defeating the Dallas Rattlers 13-11. Last season the Blaze looked ready to take the next step and make a serious run at the playoffs and a possible championship. Dallas played in the championship game last season as the favorite…

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MLL: Lone week three game rekindles rivalry between Bayhawks and Lizards

June 22, 2019

Week three of Major League Lacrosse saw only one game played, but it proved a matchup as old as the league itself as two of the founding franchises faced each other. An old rivalry renewed itself as the Chesapeake Bayhawks traveled to face the New York Lizards and emerged victorious with a 16-14 win. Both teams share a history of being among the elite of the league during its inception….

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MLL Week 2: Jr. scores as Cannons roar

June 15, 2019

Major League Lacrosse only played two games during the second week of the season, but they proved to be pivotal as John Grant Jr. became the new points leader moving past PLL founder and former MLL star Paul Rabil. Defending champion Denver quenched the hot starting Atlanta Blaze 18-16 in a barn burner. Denver’s victory moved the Outlaws into third place behind undefeated Chesapeake. Atlanta fell into the fourth spot…

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Baker: MLL and PLL give fans equal entertainment in first week of play

June 9, 2019

It happened one summer, it happened one time It happened forever, for one short time The Motels 1983 Summer arrived and this year in particular is historic as there are two organizations putting incredible lacrosse products on the field.  So far into this young season, the fans are the winners. The first weekend of professional field lacrosse took place with the two leagues turning in incredible performances. The established league,…

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PLL: Opening weekend means it’s time to face the change

June 2, 2019

The late David Bowie encouraged us to turn and face the strange (changes). A classic rock song with an inspiring message, but the problem is no other word causes more sleepless nights and worry than change. This proves especially acute when the change affects something close to our hearts…  I am referring to lacrosse, the sport we all agree we love. Earlier this year Paul Rabil announced the formation of…

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MLL: Rattlers reach final with win over Lizards

August 16, 2018

The New York Lizards traveled to The Star in Frisco, Texas for the semifinals of MLL championship play and ran into a buzz saw in the form of the Dallas Rattlers, falling 15-12 and ending their bid at returning to the championship game. The Rattlers showed why they held onto the number one spot in the regular season longer than any other team by jumping out to a 6-1 lead…

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