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#Sheentime with Peter Baum

February 8, 2017
Lacrosse is important.

Now understandably, our devoted coverage of lacrosse players, dives, dodges and crazy fake plays may lead you to take this notion as laced with a clear basis.

Perhaps you’re reading this as a sheen member, a follow of the team, or even a stranger who’s stumbling across our page for the first time. Regardless, we can say with confidence that you’re all thinking it –“Yeah Machine, we get it. Lacrosse is important. To YOU.”

Well, if you let us, we’d like to take the next five minutes of your time to take on a little adventure – a small, but important, journey to explain why lacrosse matters, and not just to us.

As a professional lacrosse team in Columbus, Ohio, we are exposed to a nearly endless amount of opportunity to play through this amazing sport. Through camps, clinics and conventions we’ve seen, watched and heard more about lacrosse than most before the age of 20.

Lacrosse is so much more than just playing, it’s the most joyful thing about being alive. Honestly, these words hit us like a run-away A-train.

Yes. It is.

It’s about more than the followers, the likes, and the “Insta-fame.” It’s about creation and sharing, and memories.

For the past couple weeks our players took a moment to speak on “sensory memory” and how certain events in their lacrosse careers triggered their most cherished memories. And for us, that is precisely why lacrosse is so important.

Our team serves as a collection of moments, no just action shots, funny tweets and miraculous videos. Each and every player represents a memory – an amazing goal that was scored seconds before the final buzzer, an opportunity to play against the best player in the nation or even a gut retching defeat that inspired a resilient sense of motivation.

These questions and answers remind us of that.

That so simply, lacrosse is important. Lacrosse is so joyful.

Before we wrap this up, we couldn’t leave you without a little visual lacrosse magic. Here is a question and answer with MLL star Peter Baum.

Lacrosse Background

How old were you and why did you start playing lacrosse? I was  12. 

Where did you attend college?  Colgate University




If you could play professional sport what would it be and why?  Tennis, because the travel is incredible, there’s no protective equipment to wear, and I have always loved individual sports as well as team sports

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?  I re-tape my stick before every game. Also drink a lot of coffee and have a banana in the locker room. Nothing too crazy

What is your favorite thing about lacrosse?  Scoring goals

How did you choose your jersey number?  In college, the lockers were organized numerically in the locker room, and I liked where the #15 locker was located

What is your weekday job?  I work for a sports and entertainment marketing firm in New York City called Foxrock Partners. I am also applying to law school. 

Who do you most admire and why?  Probably my grandpa, because he has just led an incredible life, and despite great success, he’s the most gracious person I’ve ever met. I have learned so much from him.




What is a fun fact about you that not many people know about?  I actually grew up desperately wanting to be a hockey player at Colgate, but I was never on that level and ended up quitting to focus on lacrosse after my freshman year of high school.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Mexican food

If you could have dinner with any one person living or dead…who would it be?  I think Barack Obama, right now. The answer to this question changes periodically.

What is one app that you could not live with on your phone?  Twitter




What are your favorite teams?  NFL: Seattle Seahawks  NBA: Portland Trail Blazers  MLB: New York Mets

Last good book you read?  City of Thieves, by David Benioff (the creator of Game of Thrones show on HBO). It is about the German siege of Leningrad during WWII and was a great read. Highly recommend.

Favorite binge-worthy show?  Right now it’s Orange is the New Black, but overall I’d go with House of Cards

Favorite movie?  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favorite quote?  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky




What is your favorite cheat meal?  A cali burrito in San Diego

Who is the funniest person on the team?  Kyle or Scotty

Who has the most swagger on the team?  Kyle

 Who on the team has the best dance moves?  Marcus

Who has the best hair on the team?  Dom Marzano, and it’s not close




Should John Grant bring back John Blonde Jr.?  No

What are you most excited for in 2017?  Being back with the team. All the little things like the bus rides, hanging out in the locker room, the camaraderie is what keeps everyone engaged all season long

What are your thoughts on playing at the very first Major League Lacrosse facility, Fortress Obetz?  I think it’s a great step for the MLL. The more this trend continues, the more it legitimizes our sport. For our franchise in particular, it brings some stability in that we’ll have a dedicated home going forward.

Dog or cat?  Dog

PC or Mac?  Mac

Netflix or YouTube?  Netflix

Music or Podcasts?  Music

Cake or Pie?  Pie

Ninjas or Pirates?  Jedi

Who would win in a fight: a taco or a sandwich?  Sandwich

Check out all of our other #sheentimes here and throw us a shout if you read them and love them as much as we do.

Or if you just love lacrosse and want to say whats up. Either way.

 

Play hard, play fast and always try to be better,

Xo Sheens