Boston Blazers President and GM Doug Reffue announced β€” in a letter to "the Blazers community" on the team website β€” that the three-year-old National Lacrosse League franchise was temporarily closing up shop. They're looking "both locally and nationally" for a new home for the 2013 season.

This really sucks for Boston-area lacrosse fans who liked watching team mascots named Scorch get lap dances in the middle of the arena at halftime.

Boston Blazers to move operations for 2013 season [NECN] (H/T D.I.)

Boston Blazers Halftime Lap Dance Show [IViewTube]

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