In bowling, a pinsetter or pinspotter is an automated mechanical device that sets bowling pins back in their original positions, returns bowling balls to the front of the alley, and clears fallen pins on the pin deck. Prior to the machine's invention, pinsetters were boys or young men (pin boys) who manually reset pins and returned balls (see picture above) The first mechanical pinsetter … Continue reading Will Doctors Soon Go The Way of Pinboys?
This Is What We Need Reruns Of…
Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…
Given the avalanche of reader comments and questions I am starting to receive, I thought the most efficient way to reply would be to periodically answer several at once, so let's get to the mailbag. Dear Jim, What's with your obsession with Seth Godin, Bruce Springsteen, and Anna Kendrick? You seem to keep dropping their … Continue reading Reader Comments
“He Likes To Talk About Bowling”
The memory is still fresh in my mind, 42 years later. It was my high school's end of year dance for the sophomore class, and as you might have guessed from the photo above, I did not have a date. However, a friend of mine said that his girlfriend knew a girl who was looking … Continue reading “He Likes To Talk About Bowling”