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The 11th Frame: PBA laneman Mark Sabatine loves the challenge of his thankless job

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 7:30 am

PBA laneman Mark Sabatine with one of his babies.
PBA Tour laneman Mark Sabatine quips that if his job was posted on eBay, “there’d probably be zero bids.” Long-time PBA laneman Len Nicholson used to say that there was only one happy bowler each week on Tour: the guy who won. Certainly, it’s hard to imagine a more thankless job. Just don’t tell Sabatine he’s nuts for being that guy. “I love my job,” he said in a lengthy interview prior to the PBA Senior U.S. Open in June. “I love...

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