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The 11th Frame: Ryan Ciminelli says better money and better 'fit' were reasons for switch to MOTIV

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:00 am

Ryan Ciminelli competing for the Portland Lumberjacks during the L.L. Bean PBA League in 2017. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Ryan Ciminelli says he didn’t want to leave Brunswick for MOTIV, a bombshell dropped via this Facebook live video on Friday afternoon. Bombshell because the powerful left-hander is a long-time Brunswick staffer and one of the best in the world — whatever the hand(s) — who lost the 2015 PBA Player of the Year voting by a tiny margin to Jason Belmonte. And because no one seemingly knew he was open to other offers. “There’s a lot of respectful people out...

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