Originally Posted by VAChief
Sorry that isn't a good analogy. Batting practice and facing a live pitcher throwing sliders, change ups and 90 plus mph heat is drastically different than an ex back up catcher throwing straight 70 mph meatballs in batting practice.
Are the pins moving when you bowl in a league game? That would be a better analogy.
I always love it when non-bowlers try to argue about bowling. If you actually knew anything about the sport of bowling you would know that the analogy is spot on. When you bowl in a league you are bowling on a pair of lanes instead of a single lane, and you've got 9 other bowlers throwing their balls in roughly the same area on the lanes.
Just the fact that you are bowling on two lanes instead of one makes it a lot more difficult because you almost always have to play slightly different angles to the pocket on each lane because the lanes aren't identical. Plus, the 9 other bowlers cause the oil on the lanes to move and break down, so you have to anticipate the changes and make slight adjustments (usually by moving your feet a board or two on the approach and/or a moving your target on the lane a board or two to either the left or the right). When the oil breaks down, the ball hooks more.
So to answer your question, No, the pins don't move. But the oil moves A LOT in league play, and it doesn't really move at all in open play.