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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.
Jan. 28, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Warmers (Sleeves and Such). Any rules against using them?

I don't think there is in SSUSA but they are banned in ASA. Is it enforced, I doubt it.
Jan. 19, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mask or Pitcher Protection Screen

If pitcher uses screen correctly then no question the screen offers better protection than the mask. Screen protects your whole body.
Jan. 17, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

It is rounded mask. It is no problem as I wear the wrap around safety sports lenses when I play.

What it could use is a larger pad. We will see at the TOC. Not that I want to get hit just to test it.

My main problem is low balls below my knees. Can't bend like I used to. Most of my hits are in my lower leg area which is why I started wearing shin pads. I think I have only been hit in the head once. That is only the one time that I can remember that I never seen the ball coming. If I see it I can catch it or knock it down around waist up.
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