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My Angle to the Pocket is a compilation of essays on bowlers and bowling, written over the years for the Colorado Bowler newspaper. Some are humorous, some are thought provoking, and some may be just plain provoking. Bowling is a sport, and, as a sport, is a tempting target for some satire, humor, and a few well deserved shots at the powers that be. And bowlers are folks just like anyone else, really. They cheer the strikes and boo the splits. They comprise the range of society- truck drivers, mathematicians, scientists, homemakers, college students, and even an exotic dancer or two. This book is the author's "angle to the pocket," as he discusses bowling and bowlers, and maybe pricks a pin in a couple of pompous bubbles along the way.
About the Author
Roger Thomas is a long-time league bowler. He grew up in Illinois, lived for 20 years in the Washington, D.C., area, and has been a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1994. In the process, he and wife Becky have raised two kids, both of whom live in and around Colorado Springs. Roger has worked with youth sports since he was 16 years old, putting in time as a baseball coach and umpire, a soccer referee, a bowling coach, and coordinator of a youth bowling program. He was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Bowling Proprietors Association of America in 2007. As an observer of bowling and bowlers, he offers a wry perspective on the sport. He has other writing projects in the works, including a book on bowling instruction, some science fiction short stories, and a mystery novel.