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Welcome to LacroCity.
Hi. My name is Kyle Devitte and I write about lacrosse.
I wrote that sentence months ago and have been staring at it ever since. It’s been my one defining characteristic for so long that I couldn’t think of anything else to say to describe who I am.
But the reality is this: I have always been a destroyer. You give me a situation, a gameplan, a player - it doesn’t matter - and I will break it/them down to their marrow. That is my true talent as the Galactus of the game; a devourer of worlds with words. But the thing is, I don’t want to lean as hard into that. Moreover, I have no desire to be known for that. That’s not the kind of person or perspective that lacrosse needs right now. It’s far more difficult to build than to tear down, but I’ve never done anything the easy way.
So, I am launching my own newsletter. It’s called “LacroCity” because I thought it would be fun to combine the thing I love most, lacrosse, with a word that I find applicable to so many things: atrocity. That is not to say that I think lacrosse is an atrocity or that atrocities are intrinsically linked to the sport of lacrosse. It’s really just a cynical/fun play on words. A Lacrosse City. You get it.
The LacroCity newsletter is also going to have a podcast component - I have three of them already recorded and two of them are definitely not terrible. It’s about all the things inside of lacrosse (pun intended) that I actually love with no editors or filters. When you subscribe you’re going to get access to a vast sea of topics and, eventually, I will ask you for money. (I’m telling you now so you’re not surprised later).
There will be articles for gearheads. Articles for pro lacrosse fans. Articles for DII and DIII fans. Analysis for nerds. Commentary on the lacrosse industry. Interviews with all kinds of people in and around the game. Metaphorical analogies that strain credulity. Similes that make you cringe. It’s all here. If you enjoy my writing, you will enjoy this. We’re going to build something new and weird.
I want this to be unpredictable, but familiar. I hope that you’ll check it out if only to see how we can build a better community for when the game comes all the way back. We all want that; we all need that.