Iron Man Gives Lacrosse Some Love


If you’re wondering what Cal Ripkin Jr. had a to say in last night’s keynote at the US Lacrosse National Convention, look no further. Matt DaSilva of the Lacrosse Magazine Online staff, recaps the whole speech on the LMO blog.

Here’s a quick look:

In between the requisite dose of inside baseball and personal clubhouse anecdotes, he drove home motivational messages that many of the over 5,000 lacrosse coaches and administrators expected this weekend could carry with them.

He talked about getting blasted by the media when he was slumping, and how pitcher Rick Sutcliffe “snapped me back into my approach” by telling Ripken he would put him in the only section of the newspaper he might not have appeared in if he decided to sit out a game – the obituaries.

It’s a good read. Thanks Matt! Click here for the full article.

Previous articleDon’t get your ankles broken on that split dodge…
Next articleA Historic Weekend
Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.