I was reading the PBA message board and came across the following comments regarding Walter Ray's participation in the PBA Senior Northern California Classic:
I think both make good points, but I side more with the first commenter. How many chances do you get to watch a player of Walter Ray's legendary caliber bowl? Yes, his strikes and spares may not be any more impressive than anybody else's, but, by golly, it's the second greatest player in PBA history and current PBA Player of the Year getting those strikes and spares. That should count for something and attract more spectators.
I think Rob Stone makes a valid point that bowlers and bowling fans are just a little too blase about the game, and *I* think they tend to undervalue the game's greats. And as long as that's the case, the PBA will continue to struggle to stay afloat and elite bowling in general will fail to live up to its promise.