Earlier this month, when the finals of the World Series were played, the PBA experimented with a blue additive. It didn't affect the oil beyond color, but did give the lanes an alien tint, and will give viewers a peek into the players' process when it airs on ESPN December 1. With the blue oil, viewers can see where those dry and slick spots are, and tell for the first time how they're affecting strategy in the game. Ideally, that'll give ESPN and the PBA a little more respect for the strenuousness of bowling as a sport, and viewers a new insight into how oil changes play. It could even give bowlers a new edge in their strategy, letting them see exactly where a bowling ball landed when they tossed it, and letting them adjust accordingly.