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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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Nov. 17, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

You can forget all the others with Rule #3. That one is the biggest culprit in time wasted. You eliminate those items and you can play a game in an hour or less.
Nov. 5, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

Nice to know about the mask.

I am one of the odd ones. I don't use Senior bats. Tried one a few years ago and all I did was hit into some nice looking long outs. During my 2nd tournament that year I went back to my MUT98 and started hitting my singles/doubles and let the big boys knock me in.

I use my PST98, EST XGold and a Hammer during the winter months.
Nov. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 80 or 75AA team for 2015

I am looking for a tournament team for 2015 either an 80 or 75AA team. Team I played for this year as decided to go as a 70 team as a result because of the territorial rule I can't play for them. I am from Ma and they are based in Va. I can pitch, catch or any position on the right side. Good singles hitter.

If interested you can contact me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net
Nov. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

I don't thing the cold is going to hurt bats or face masks. I keep mine in the back of my pickup all winger (Ma.) as I hit outdoors all winter for exercise.

I do keep my Glove indoors as the cold would make the leather stiff.
Nov. 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

Chip: I have tried that. It just doesn't feel right. Your right about the weight and balance. The one thing I don't like about the Freak52 is the lighter end load than my PST. I wish it had more of an endload but I guess it is at the max allowed by ASA.
Nov. 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

It has been my opinion over the years that it is mainly what the batter is comfortable with and that the top line bats are fairly equal. You find a brand your comfortable with and you stay with it. For example I have always been a Worth person because of the thicker handle. Easton's are good bats but I have trouble with them because of the thin handle so I will hit better with a Worth than an Easton. Same with the Freak52. It is a good bat but because of the thin handle I don't as comfortable swinging that as I do my PST as a result I hit better with my PST.
Oct. 17, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playin in Cuba?

Our league here in Ma has been playing a home and home series with some Cuban teams for last 5 or 5 yrs. They come up in Aug and we go down there in November.

In fact the Cape Code Classic let them play in their tournament in Sep.
Oct. 14, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 75 Team going to Myrtle Beach

Looking for a team that could use a backup pitcher and good singles hitter for Myrtle Beach Va on Oct 21-23.

Va 75 team team I played with all year has decided to go as a 70 team which means I can't play with them as I am from Ma.

You can contact me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.
Oct. 5, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

Hate it with passion both as a hitter and pitcher. More time is wasted in between innings than you would ever save with a one and one count.
Oct. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70's Player for Mesquite Tournament - Oct 10-11

I may be wrong but I think in 2015 you have to be 75 to play on a 75 team.
Sept. 30, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thin wall bats for .52/300 ball

I find that my PST loves those 52's but for overall distance my Freak52 is slightly better than my PST's. I think that if I could find a PST with the same balance point of my Freak52, the PST would outhit it.

The Demarini Raw/White steel also does a nice job on the 52's

Also the new bats supposedly won't last too long hitting the 44's
Sept. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why do you swing an End loaded bat?

I really don't use a senior bat. Strange as it may sound, I hit to far with them and just hit long pretty outs. At 81 I don't have the power to put it over the heads of the fielders who play deep because of the Senior Bats and have never been able to place the ball in the gaps. A few years ago I tried a Senior bat and first two games of tournament I hit the ball long but they were just outs so I went back to my Mut98 and starting to hitting my singles again and let the big boys knock me in. By not using a Senior bat it gives me a little advantage as the outfielders are playing so deep because of the Senior Bats that it gives me a lot of space to just drop line drives in front of them for singles.
Sept. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 52/275 balls

Any of the new ASA/Utrip bats (Triad3, Freak52 etc.) which are made for the 52's Also a Raw/White Steel, PST (if you can find one).

I use the Freak52 and my PST and both really do a good job with the 52's.
Sept. 28, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or extra fielder?

I would always take the extra fielder. A good rover with a strong arm will save you more than the 5 runs IMO.
Sept. 28, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why do you swing an End loaded bat?

I have swung 30oz end loads starting way back from the first PST. I just find it more comfortable and it stops me from over swinging.
Over the years I have tried light bats and balanced bats and never had much success with them.

I am now swinging a 30oz Freak52 and wish it had a little more end load. Over the years I have had some bats in the 27oz and 30oz models and I always outhit the 27 with my 30.
Sept. 18, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: knob cuff advocates

Agree with above. I use the Grip-N-Rip which I think give you a better grip especially if you drop your pinkie. Been using them for 15+ yrs before they were legal. Only had one ump say anything over all those years.
Sept. 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You Make the Call - Crash at Second Base

Stick*: Your right but the problem comes in ump making the safe call. I don't ever remember an ump making the safe call In that situation. That is the basic problem, why veer off if the umps don't call it. IMO if the umps would make that call you would see more veering off.
Aug. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

Titanhd: That is why I am getting new glasses. LOL
Aug. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

No question I load the bases. Then depending on hitter try to get him with a change up or drop curve for a ground ball for DP or pop up. If pop up then I would do the same thing for next batter.

Also depends on ump on what I can get away with high or low pitch.
July 16, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: evil 52/300 vs. tattoo 52/300

I have tested and used both. We ended up selecting the Tattoo for our league 2 yrs ago.

The reason we went with the Tattoos is that in testing them in the spring 50-70 degrees I found that the Tattoo slightly outperformed the Evil. As we later found out during the season is that the Tattoos didn't perform over a period of time. We use the game balls for pickup games BP sessions during the season they dropped in performance quickly.

I would say if you want a ball for one doubleheader then I would go with the Tattoo but if you want a ball that is durable for long time then I would go with the Evil.

My personal choice would be the Evil for longevity.
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