Pittsburgh MIKE KATSURAS,IS A GREAT GUY,boy he could play too,1 pocket,his banks were up there with the best(i seen it)and of course he played 9 ball strong also,some years back when MIKE was living in baltimore,mike and i went around alot,drinking,but always looking for action,we always found plently of it too,we would always wound up at the after hours pool room on pulaski highway(hotshots)well this 1 nite there was every great player from baltimore and the dc area,well MIKE busted everyone of them that nite(thats how good he played)in banks ,1pocket and 9ball,we won over 5000 that nite,but we didnt keep it very long,next nite we sent it all back in ,and MIKE came up a little short,MIKE played POOKIE from dc,1pocket race to 5 for 4000,MIKE was down 4-0,came back and tied it at 4-4,then in the last game made a match winning bank and then missed cue on next shot,then POOKIE ran out for the win,u talk about being sick,but hey the beer was still cold!I just finished it today. I play pool With Mike Katsurus who you mention in the book. He lent me the book. Great guy to play with and hear stories from. Pretty cool the print out from the big tournament in Vegas he won. lots of big names in that roster.
T hanks for the great read.
Rich were you there when mike fell off the stage into the trash can?
Obrien,that was the funniest thing ever,Mike and i,went to this bar my wife was working at,we been driking all day now,so mike has a game over on the bar table and iam talking with my wife,so i wasnt paying much attenion to Mike,he comes over and tell me he has a live one(on the pool table)mike is playing 1 handed to this guys 2 hands 10 a game 9 ball,so all of sudden we all hear this loud bang,i look around to see if Mike allright,well i couldnt see him ,but i could hear him,he was over in the garbage can and couldnt get out,he fell off the step up(that the table was on)and landed iN the can,all drunked up of course,so i had to go pull him out,and he just keep on playing like nothing happen,WHAT A GREAT GUY!