Wow, if that doesn't scream cheap, I don't know what does. You pay the house for your league, and that includes practice, they should be able to handle 5 minutes of practice with pins. Seriously, you only have to change the pins in a house like once a year, minus the occasional carnage. I think that's pretty sad on their part.
You should ask them if 5 minutes a night, once a week is really going to save them money in the long run. Figure you get 7 shots in practice, times 8 divided by 2 for a 4 person team. Thats 28 shots at the pins. That is about a game and a half to 2 games of wear total. Unless your center changes pins more than twice a year, they have no reason to do that. You can't get a fair assessment of how your ball will react to the pins, even tough you can see the movement of it. Have the officers of the league talked with the center about it?
Edited by Mattdean76 (03/28/09 03:35 PM)
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