- October 24, 2002
I have to mention Earl “The Mailman” George. He also took a go at the perfecto Sunday night in the Weekend Warriors League. Earl started with a cool 279 game and followed it with a 213. Game 3 saw the first 9 strikes fall as he took dead aim for shot number ten. As he cut it loose he started to run her out. Now you have to visualize Earl George running a shot out. It would be akin to watching an ant crawl through molasses…. And he covered more boards than his ball did. I’m positive I saw his ball back up into the pocket….well … sort of the pocket. Let’s just say that he got nine, somehow, and finished with another 279 score. He did accomplish being second high men’s series for the week with a fine 771 series. Nice shooting, buddy.
So, if Earl was second high then who was first? That award goes to Mr Randy Lambert. Bowling in the Hernandez Insurance Classic Wednesday night Randy posted scores of 246-277-253 for an awesome 776 series. You have to give Randy credit. I wouldn’t have thought that a guy that leaves seven pins on the deck on a strike ball consistently could throw that many strikes but he’s a Lambert. Who knows how those Lambert boys do it.The Splitzters got a quick tip for those of you that throw with grips. You know, those things are meant to be replaced from time to time. If you bowl once a week, they should be replaced at least once a year. Shoot, I chiseled the grips from Vern Bischoff’s ball this week that I put in around 1985. Gheesh. You can even double the life of a grip by turning the little bugger around and using the back side. This works for everyone except the Hoppster. He needs the front AND back side to get 3 turns on the ball… and that’s being generous.