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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.
July 13, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Bat?

That is a pretty hot bat for those balls. I have bought 7 of them for players in our league since I got mine and they all love them.

The only work of caution is like all of the new ASA only bats they are made for the 52/300 ball and it could shorten it's life. As of now I haven't heard of the new bats cracking with the 44's but just something to be aware of.
July 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BEST ASA BAT

If you are using the 52 balls we are great success with the Miken Freak52. There are at least 7 in our league and everyone loves it.
June 23, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strangest play I have ever seen

There are umps out there that know what they are doing.
June 18, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

I agree with both. Practice is important. Being retired helps. If I don't have a game that day I am out hitting off my WD.

Patience and concentration are as equally important if not more. For me as a pitcher I depend on the batter not have patience to wait for the ball.

When I am not hitting it is usually because I am not waiting for the ball to come into my hit zone. That is when, like today, take a trip to the batting cages to work on my timing.
June 5, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

I agree totally. I never had and arm and couldn't hit. All the practice in the world couldn't make my are stronger but plenty of practice turned me into a pretty good hitter.

The problem with a strong are, as Omar stated, it gets weaker over the years and I haven't found too many outfielders who will admit it and take that into account as they get older. They still try to fire home when they have a hard time reaching the cutoff's.
June 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Results

Wish I could have been there. We were scheduled to go but ended up short of players. Great tournament and good food.
May 23, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA drops the ball.

Same here and always deal directly with the hotel/motel and car rental where I don't charged till I actually stay
May 14, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

Why not? Depends on what kind of hitter you are. I use one and up till this year have had one of the highest batting avg on the team.

I tried one a few years ago and the extra 15-20' turned my hits into outs. I will stay with my ASA bat and keep dropping the in front of the outfielders.
March 6, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Asa bats

boogpow44: Yep still swing those babies though they are actually 29.4 oz even though the sticker says 28 oz. I am starting to lean towards my 27 oz. lately. The day had to come and I think it is just about here.
March 6, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Asa bats

Agree with Whitey58 on the Triad. I used a Triad 3 last year and that ball just flew off it just a well as my PST's
Feb. 16, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protection

I believe that you can get steel toes on shoes for Umps.
Feb. 10, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Your right but the nice sun would have eased some of the pain of having a bad tournament at the plate. I could have come home with a tan to at least show something for the trip.
Feb. 10, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WINTERCREST

I still use it for my knees for our doubleheaders. Works fine for me.
Feb. 10, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Even though we didn't win anything it was a great time. Only thing missing was the sun.
Feb. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weather

Weather there is no problem. From the Northeast it is a question will we get there and will we get home on time as snow storms predicted tonight/tomorrow for flight down and Sunday for the flight home.

Looks like repeat of last year.
Jan. 31, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

Anything is better than here in Ma. Can't get in any good stretch of practice to get ready. Can't wait to get down there.
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