A couple of weekends ago, I played in the Red Bull Baggataway Lacrosse Tournament and the hype truly lived up to its name. No pads, no mercy, just lacrosse at its roots. A game where it was 11-on-11 and almost anything goes brought the 21st century lacrosse players back to its origin and created a fast pace game that was meant for the highlight reel.
Speed, endurance, strength, and some guts all played a large part in these games. Paul Rabil, a MLL All-Star and Boston Cannons midfielder, helped bring this tournament to the forefront, which preluded the All-Star game on Saturday. Red Bull and Lax.com helped showcase a one of a kind tournament that will not soon be forgotten and will hopefully continue to grow in the years to come.