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The 11th Frame: Ronnie Russell's win in PBA Badger Open telecast like a trip back in time

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:00 pm

If you didn’t understand how the Badger lane pattern can be 52 feet of frustration, Tuesday night’s CBS Sports Network telecast of the PBA Badger Open stepladder finals provided a demonstration. The longest PBA pattern brings bowling back to the days when a Raisin like me had hair — and used polyester and urethane bowling balls. On many patterns back then, the proper way to play the lanes was a “fall back” shot where the ball basically went on a straight line to...

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