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Spare Me

Photograph By Dan Winters for ESPN The Magazine

Before the dawn of the pinsetter in the 1950s, every lane was the slow lane. So-called pin boys would manually reset the pins in hopes that a generous bowler would throw some coins down the lane in return. "If you were lucky, you might get a quarter," says Barney Kuznieski, a former pin boy and now the manager of Westgate Lanes in Austin, Texas.