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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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Feb. 9, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

Our only complaint, if you want to call it that, is the facility. They should have told us it wasn't heated and we could have dressed accordingly.

Your right it is a mammoth task to run something that big and hats off to the people who had to do it.
Feb. 9, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

The only bad part, beside the banquet, I had to go back to Ma in the middle of a snow storm.
Feb. 1, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC Brackets

I play with the Gray Sox 80's our of MI. They just cancelled our indoors tomorrow. That would have been the last chance for some practice before leaving. I hate going down with no preparation but that is NE weather. Suppose to get light snow the morning I leave.
Feb. 1, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC Brackets

Can't wait to get there and get out of the N.E. weather. I've been shut down for a week and the next 3 days don't look any better.
Jan. 30, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Facing one batter

I seen that called in a tournament in Canada about 13 yrs ago. I found over the years that the Canadian umps were very strict. That same tournament, the only time I seen it, the ump called a pinch runner out because he had a watch on. The other weird call I seen up there was a pitcher called for pitching the ball at an excessive speed for slow pitch.

All in all the London Ont tournaments were some of my favorite tournaments.
Jan. 29, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoulder Pain

What has worked for me is ShoulderShield can be found at www.shouldershield.com. A little expensive but it really works for me. It is a jersey with special material in the shoulders and arms that keeps the heat in. When I get done after our games my shoulder and arm are all wet. The only problem I have found with it is on a really hot day it is uncomfortable especially if you get a tight fit.
Jan. 29, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Bubble Gum: Just personal experience. I have always outhit balanced and lighter bats with my end loaded bats. It still comes down to the player. I would be willing to bet that studies and stats would say I am using the wrong bat but you can't prove it by me.
Jan. 29, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

30 oz End Load all the way. Just can't swing a balanced or lighter bat. Over the years I have tried but always end up back with my 30 end load. Like the end load on the pre 2004 ASA bats best before ASA cracked down. My 29 oz R&B PST is a dream to swing.
Jan. 22, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Need Help On Selecting a ASA Bat

We have had very good results from the Miken Freak52 if you use the 52/300 ball. I bought the first one and now we have 15 players using it and they all love it.

If you are using 44/375's I will leave that to others as my gamer with that ball is a PST
Jan. 22, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls 52/300

Depends what you are looking for. For durability I would go with the Evil's. The Tattoo's have a little better game performance but don't stand up over a long period of time. (We use our game balls for BP and pickup games which we play a lot of which is why I prefer the Evil's)
Jan. 9, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: List of teams going to TOC

I don't understand all this crying about rosters. It is and always has been the final event of the prior year. What is so hard to understand.
Jan. 7, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

We use ASA bats only. General consensus (Even from Tournament Players) that it makes for a better game. I use my ASA bats in tournaments also. The only thing a senior bat does for me is turn my singles/doubles into outs.
Dec. 28, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher safety screens.

B.J.: That are basically the same rules we use with a couple of minor variations. The big difference is we have to use the screen and pitchers are allowed to field balls as long as they get fully behind the net. Pitcher doesn't have an option.
Dec. 12, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: non-senior bat question

IMO the Miken Freak52. We have had very good performance from the bat. I bought the first one and everyone that has tried it has bought one. I think we have about 12 in our league and they all love it.

The only problem I have found with it is that it has a thin handle like the Easton's and I wish it had a slight more end load but I think that is the Max ASA allows.
Dec. 9, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

I got one this year and I am happy with it.
Dec. 8, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 80 or 75AA team for 2015

Still looking.
Dec. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Tim: FYI I play in the 75/80 divisions in tournaments in league play (3 times a week) I pitch against players 55+ and I can hold my own against them.
Dec. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

It is because I pride myself on my control to be able to hit the smaller mat and hit the edges and I can hit even at 81 with good success.

Maybe you need the bigger plate to throw strikes I don't.

There are pitchers and there are throwers. The throwers need the bigger mat.
Dec. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

242x36 You have to be kidding. LOL

After pitching a lot of SPA this year I would prefer to go back to the 17" mat.
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.
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