Even for a last-place team, the ultimate can happen anytime on the bowling lanes.
Last night, our sub bowler, Ron Fox Jr., rolled a perfect 300 in the second game of three.
Way to go, Ron.
It was exciting, watching his powerful ball knock down all 10 pins, 12 throws in a row.
All the bowlers in our 12-team league applauded after his final strike.
Perfect games come fairly often in the Thursday Night Men’s League at Bowling Green in North Syracuse, N.Y., at least a couple every month, it seems. It’s a very good league.
They are celebrated every time nevertheless.
Steve, Randy, Tom and I shared in the applause. And the fun.
We sang out thanks for our fifth regular bowler, Tiny, who was in the second week of a vacation to Cancun. Tiny returned home too late yesterday to get to the lanes. His bad. Our great.
The five guys on the other team grumped a bit about having a sub bowler roll a 300 against them.
I have a little sympathy. Just a little. We’ve had a 300 game rolled against us several times over the past six seasons I’ve been bowling with these guys. And by a sub bowler, too.
It’s the first perfect game over that time for somebody on our team.
It was great.
We won all three games and took total pins for a seven-point sweep. We got closer to the team in 11th place.
Oh, yes. What about me?
Bad first game. Average second game.
And then in game three, with Ron in a bit of a letdown after that perfecto — he still almost managed to hit his average with a 213, mind you — I came up big with a 237 game. Not bad for a man who entered the night with a 161 average. I had nine strikes in the game. Ron enthusiastically shook my hand after my last shot.
Now that’s a great bowling night.