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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.
Jan. 14, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

This is starting to get boring. It is now the rule so just accept it. I don't like it either but understand the need for the rule. No matter how great a fielder you are over time you are going to miss one.

I fought hare against using pitching net in our league (even though my getting hit was the change) but over time I learned to live with it and I got use to it so it doesn't bother me now. I would assume it will be the same with the mask. I will find out at the TOC next month.
Jan. 12, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

Wayne 37: That is interesting to hear. I tried mine in an indoor game last week and it didn't bother me at all. At times it felt like I had no mask on at all.

One big down side to it was you can't wear regular glasses underneath, at least the glasses I have as the corner's stick out just a little. I wear wrap around sport safety glass, which saved me when I got hit on the left eye, so it won't effect me when I wear them.
Dec. 29, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Poll of 75 and 80 Tournament Format

Thanks for the update. It was a tough choice for me as I would have different answer if I was driving or flying.
Dec. 29, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Poll of 75 and 80 Tournament Format

Anyone know what became of the poll on the format for 75 and 80 tournaments?
Dec. 27, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

Mad dog: Your right. I looked at both and I liked the Titanium Schutt better which also a wire mask. We will see at the TOC.
Dec. 26, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

I finally picked up a Schultz Titanium Fielders mask. After looking around for about a year now I came across one in a SA store. It is a wire type mask with no obstruction of view and very light. It is about as close to wearing nothing that I think you are going to get and still get protection for your face.

I found that the regular pitching helmet etc way too heavy for me and would be a total distraction for me when pitching.

I will start working out with it after the 1st of the year but I don't see any problem with it.
Dec. 26, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 80+ Rule change

It also should equalize the competition. It will possibly drop the quality of play especially in the 80 div but make for more equal and better games.
Dec. 9, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Indoor batting practice balls

We have tried different ones and the ones we found worked the best were the Easton Soft Training ball or the Trump AK-12Y-Soft.

I have some used ones left over (As I am not doing indoors this year) if your interested. You can email me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net
Dec. 7, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats - Top 3 - My opinion

I have very good results from the Miken Triad 3.
Dec. 7, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

I don't like it but on the other hand it is making me do something I should be doing anyway with those senior bats.
Dec. 2, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

Omar: I don't know about your area but here most pitchers try to avoid getting behind the net and if we didn't have the rule forcing them to get behind the net very few of them would including myself.
Dec. 1, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

I believe that putting the screen half way between the rubber and home plate to fully protect the pitcher as they are forced to be behind the screen when releasing the ball.

In our league once the pitcher gets behind screen he can come our to field a ball. Pitchers with good reflexes can still become good fielders
Nov. 29, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

I haven't hit in that situation but from trying to pitch over a screen it seams to me it would be a lot easier. It takes away some of the pitchers best pitches. You can throw a low pitch as you have to clear the 6/7'screen. In my case it would take away my drop and change up and makes throwing a curve very difficult. So what a pitcher ends up doing throwing a lot of meat balls.
Nov. 27, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

In our league the screen is suppose to be 4' from the rubber and no more than 6" from either side of the rubber. Pitcher must be totally behind the screen when the ball is hit otherwise it is considered a dead ball hit.

Batted balls hitting the screen are consider no pitch but I think the league is changing that for 2014.

As far as pitching from behind the net that is the way I pitch. That way I don't have to worry about getting behind the net on a batted ball. It took me a few games to get use to it but once I did it really didn't effect my pitching.
Nov. 25, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 75+ players

If some where along the way you find a need for a good hitting pitcher I would be interested. marlsrsoftball@verizon.net
Nov. 15, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Elimination of Womens Division Tournaments

This is sad to hear. I don't recall ever seeing anything on it but has there ever been a consideration of a Co_Ed division. It is a shame that all these women won't get a chance to play.
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