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'Coach in my pocket': Shut down by COVID-19 pandemic, famed coach Mark Baker branches out to virtual lessons

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:00 am
Mark Baker coaching in 2013. Photo from MarkBakerBowling on Facebook.
The global black cloud that is the COVID-19 pandemic has few silver linings. Famed bowling coach Mark Baker found one out of necessity. The pandemic shut down bowling centers — and therefore bowling lessons — across the country in mid-March, putting Baker out of work with about 100 lessons canceled in what traditionally is his strongest month. California opened for a short period after Memorial Day, shutting down again as COVID-19 cases spiked, and almost all bowling centers in...