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The 11th Frame: U.S. Open day 1: Yes, Belmo is that good; No, the lanes are not ‘easy’

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Jason Belmonte has a 96-pin lead after Monday's first round of the 2013 Lipton U.S. Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, Jason Belmonte is really good. So good that some have made the ridiculous call to outlaw the 2-handed bowling style. I’ve addressed that pile of poop before and will sum it up: The real issue is that bowlers at the top level are able to use wrist devices that artificially alter/control their releases, not that they are able to use their own bodies to do something innovative and at a higher level than others. In short, if I believe...

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