Happy Friday!It’s not just high schoolers with flow who care about lacrosse anymore. Check out these numbers from the Premier Lacrosse League’s latest season (all compared to 2019 and courtesy of Axios):
Ticket revenue up 56%
Streaming up 302%
410 million social impressions (up 83%)
Pretty incredible considering the league started 3 years ago.
- Nathan & Blake
In today's Sprint:
🏈The WFT can’t get out of its own way.
⚾️ Preparing for the Championship Series.
🏒 The Kraken get their first win.
Trivia:Which 2021 MLB playoff team broke the longest playoff drought this year?
Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
*Answer at the bottom
WATER COOLER TALK
🏈 Instead of taking responsibility for the organization’s failures, the Washington Football Team decided to retire the jersey of team legend Sean Taylor this weekend on three days' notice.
The move received instant backlash as fans saw it as using a beloved player’s jersey retirement to distract from the ongoing investigation into the team.
The team’s President later Tweeted the decision was being reconsidered (no final word yet).
⚾️ After ending the season on a 17 game win streak and reaching the team’s third consecutive postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals surprisingly fired manager Mike Shildt.
The franchise cited “philosophical differences” as the reason for the firing.
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B. The San Francisco Giants, who surprised with the league’s best record, last made the playoffs in 2016. All other teams in the 2021 playoff field, other than Boston (2018), made the expanded 2020 postseason.