• "This refers to shots that "crosses over" the 1-3 pocket for right-handers and 1-2 for left-handers and produces a strike. It originated in New York where people would "cross over" to Brooklyn from Manhattan. A side term "Jersey side" references left-handers and refers to people crossing over from Manhattan to New Jersey." Source:
  • A hit on the wrong side of the headpin; i.e, the left side for a right-handed bowler, the right side for a lefty. The term was originally devised to explain the hit as something "ugly" or "sloppy" and began around the time when the Brooklyn Dodgers were playing very sloppy baseball and they were referred to as "Dem Bums".
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