I saw the (now-infamous) gutter ball on ABC live as it happened, that Del Ballard Jr. threw to lose the Fair Lanes Open in Baltimore to PDW, 20 years ago (Del would go on to win 3 titles that year), perhaps maybe 20 years from now, you (and I) and everybody else on this board will be asking everyone at your local home bowling center.... "Where were YOU when Major Mika Koivuniemi missed the 10-pin to lose the U.S. Open title to Norm Duke when he only needed a mark to win it?"
And more importantly, how will Mika bounce back after this crushing loss? How much serious maple moxey does he have in that tank of his? If I know Mika Koivuniemi he will come back with a vengeance
next week at the Mark Roth
Plastic Ball Championship, maybe he will make the show, we'll all find out later on this week.February 27th, 2011
, a day that will forever go down in infamy in the PBA record books, and also as one of the blackest days in sports history, and this coming just less than 24 hours after unranked Virginia Tech knocked out #1-ranked Duke (Coach K's hoops squad not Norm Duke) on national TV
(I happen to have watched the game last night on ESPN).