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ANGELO AT A CROSSROADS


BOTTLEGATE: Angelo’s on-air confrontation with Jason Belmonte in 2011 was the talk of the bowling world for several months.


But that’s the thing about the former


PBA Rookie of the Year’s career. Wherev- er Brad Angelo goes, vengeance never seems to be too far behind. It found him in Valley Park, Mo., where he tangled with Jason Couch at the 2004 PBA BowlersParadise.com Open in a match that featured at least as much trash talk as bowling. When Couch, an Ebonite staff er, left a


blow-out 8-pin on a high-fl ush shot and remarked that, “Maybe those Ebonite balls hit too hard,” Angelo, then a Bruns- wick staff er, promptly left his seat, struck, and shouted “Yeah, but the Brunswick ones get all 10.”


When Couch struck in the 8th and 9th,


stared Angelo down and asked, “Did you think I was going somewhere?” Angelo blasted a must-have strike in the 10th for the win and swiveled around to let Couch know there were “no questions there, baby.” It found him in Baltimore, Md., at the 2010 PBA Marathon Open where Chris Barnes called out Angelo for throwing a Brooklyn strike during the match. Angelo pounded the pocket on his next shot. “That wasn’t a Brooklyn strike, there!”


he shouted.


And just in case Barnes was not quite sure about the kind of strike Angelo


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