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Category: Bowling

What Happens When the Logo Doesn’t Match the Athlete?

The logo for the Pro Bowlers Association, shown at right, depicts a bowler silhouetted in white against a black background. Just as with Jerry Dior’s classic MLB logo, the silhouetted …

Uni Watch Field Trip: Van Nest Lanes in the Bronx

For all photos, click to enlarge For many years I’ve thought that there are no bowling alleys left in NYC with manual, non-electronic scoring, which is why I’ve been doing …

Happy Birthday to You: Connecticut Road Trip Report

Click to enlarge Friday was the Tugboat Captain’s birthday, and she decided that she wanted to check out a bunch of cool-sounding stuff in Connecticut, so off we went. We …

Uni Watch Field Trip: Hy-Way Bowl

For most of the summer, the Tugboat Captain and I had been meaning to check out this bowling center in Union, N.J., called Hy-Way Bowl. After a few false starts, …

Of Ducks and Dogs: Connecticut Road Trip Report

Photo by Mary Bakija; for all of today images, click to enlarge Back on April 4, we had a Ticker entry that read like so: “Alex Shuman recently went duckpin …

All Hands on Deck

I used to watch pro bowling on TV all the time when it was on ABC back in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, and I was familiar with all the …

Super Bowl(ing Shirts)

Click to enlarge I love bowling. I also love collecting things. Occasionally these two passions overlap — I have a small collection of bowling instructional LPs, for example. I also …

Uni Watch Book Club: Vanishing Alleys

Reader Scott Little, who co-owns Triangle Bowl in Longview, Washington, sent me a really great Xmas present: a copy of a new book called Vanishing Alleys, by photographer Kevin Hong. …

Watching nine innings / Tossing ten frames / These are my two very favorite games

I love baseball and I love bowling, so I was plenty stoked when reader Bruce Menard found a bunch of photos from a 1963 event called the NBC Major League …

Flock You! (Or better yet, me.)

I’ve written many times about my library of uniform catalogs. But the one shown above, which I just scored on eBay a few days ago, is different. For one thing, …

Bowled Over and Over

On Saturday I hopped in the car with my buddies Shane Arbogast and Friederike Paetzold (yes, they win the award for the couple with the most syllables). We were heading …