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The 11th Frame: Rash's TOC win makes Player of the Year vote brutally difficult

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 8:30 pm

Sean Rash's strike in the 10th frame to lock up the PBA Tournament of Champions was as pretty a shot as you will see in those circumstances. Picture by Pro Bowlers Association.
If Jason Belmonte or Mike Fagan had won the PBA Tournament of Champions on Sunday, the 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year voting would have been a foregone conclusion. It almost certainly wouldn't have been a unanimous vote, but the statistical advantage would have tilted dramatically to the winner. Ryan Ciminelli beating both Belmonte and Fagan to advance to the title match complicated things, but if the powerful young lefty had beaten TOC top seed Sean Rash for the title, it would been an...

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