We rolled our second Sunday special session last week.
This time, I arrived for the 10 a.m. start slightly sleepy-eyed after working the closing shift at my new job.
My practice rolling at Bowling Green in North Syracuse did not go well, as I felt like an old man pleading with his joints to loosen up even an inch. Or maybe even like the Tin Man searching for that can of oil. Creaky!
But then the live action started in our 12-team Thursday Night Men’s League, and I threw a strike in the first frame.
In the 10th frame of game three, I went strike-strike-nine to close out my 181-168-212 for a 561 series.
I felt smooth, warm, energized.
Maybe it is those lucky socks I remembered to wear again.
With red-hot Mike Hunter subbing for Tiny, who was hunting with his pals, we swept, taking all seven points. Mike is a scratch bowler. That means he carries a high average, well above 200. He’s subbed for us in season’s past. Tom picked well.
With two weeks left in the first half of the season, we’ve got a chance to finish pretty high. Knock on wood.
Have you ever felt stiff and uncoordinated and all of sudden have everything physically click into place, and if so, what was the occasion and why do you think that happened? Have you ever invited a replacement who produced very well, and if so, what was the occasion? What’s your suggestion for me to turn my Thursday night rolling into Sunday-style high scores?