Having spent over 30 years in lacrosse, I have run across some real characters or what I like to call “cowboys”. Over the next couple posts, I would like to give some “shout outs” to some of these cowboys who I have crossed paths with over the years. These guys and gals are truly genuine people who make the game fun. Big personalities who love to tell stories all night long. One of the best things about playing this great game are relationships formed over the years with some very special people. It’s always fun to spend some quality time with them when we head up north. Lacrosse has always been a very tight knit community despite the tremendous growth of the game which makes it special.
My first character is Scott Booker Corrigan. The “Bookman” is a true gem in and around the Baltimore lacrosse community. A product of the hard streets of Radnor, PA, Booker has coached high school ball in Richmond, Philly and Baltimore. Instead of going into the family profession of college athletics, the “Bookman” has forged his own path. Nobody really knows on what that path is but he has forged it. He is one of the truly entertaining guys I have been around over the years. More recently, he has been a lacrosse commentator for ESPN and Corrigan sports. His work can also be heard on the UA All-American Game broadcast every July. His play by play on the high school MIAA Game of the Week is legendary. I have included a couple examples below.
Booker’s best call. BL playoff win at McDonogh. Boys Latin big number 36 is Greg Pyke. Any Georgia Bulldog fan should recognize Greg. He ended up being a four-year starter at Georgia on the offensive line. He was a beast attackman for Boys Latin back in the day.
Thunder LB3 parents and players should recognize a bunch of laxers here. Some of these guys have migrated to the ATL. “Not up in here fat Jesus”
Nice work, Bookman!!!