Opinion: Blue dye alone is not enough

In an article written by Jeff Richgels of the11thFrame.com, Richgels quoted PBA Commissioner Tom Clark, “Throughout its history, it has been difficult to describe the challenges players face in our sport. How oil is applied to the lane, and how it transitions as competition progresses, is something no one is able to see with the naked eye, and those are critical variables in scoring and player strategy.” The PBA is hoping the blue oil makes the average person be interested in bowling because now that they can see how difficult and different the oil patterns are.

Well, having watched yesterday’s Viper Championship on TV, I believe, currently, the blue oil is not accomplishing the goal the PBA intended for it to achieve. Continue reading