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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.
Nov. 5, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball camp Altamonte Springs Fla.

I haven't gone for the last 4 yrs, got harder to keep up with the young pups, and I really enjoyed it.

JR is right it is not a Softball Camp where you get hitting or fielding help. It is basically a pickup team type tournament with 8 games.
Oct. 22, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11th defender

I don't believe there is any rule that says where he should play. Like I said I prefer him as a rover cutting off the alley's of pull hitters and forcing the batter to hit away from where he is playing.

The few years that I had a 11th player with a strong arm and great range we threw a lot of runners out at 1st from short field.
Oct. 22, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11th defender

One of the advantages of the 11th player in all divisions is that it does protect the pitcher. You will never see it in the lower divisions because the hitters don't want it. Based on keeping track for two years there is about a 100 point drop in the batting averages with the the MF.

On my teams I like the 11th player to play as a rover and not over the middle especially if he has a strong arm and good range.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Softballs

Should have mentioned that the ASA only bats also work very well with the 52/300.

I tried a Miken Triad 3 and that ball just flew off the bat. In fact it hit too far for me and my hits now became outs. same problem I have with Senior bats, so I didn't buy it. I can't hit over outfielders heads anymore and 250' hits are just outs.


Sept. 19, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Softballs

If they ever do run out and get yourself one of the PST's or the White/Raw Steels. That ball really jumps off that bat. We switched to the Tattoo 52/300 this year and I am hitting the ball further than I have hit for a long time with my PST's.
Sept. 11, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question on Gloves

Further investigation of Utrip rules it looks like it is legal in Utrip. As far as I can see they restrict the measurement between the thumb and the first finger.
Sept. 7, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question on Gloves

I noticed on the Home page the Ad for the Worth 15" glove. Isn't that illegal? The rule is confusing but the way I read it, also in ASA, the legal limit is 14". Not that any ump measures the gloves before a game.
Aug. 29, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

I believe each weight is tested. I remember when the PST98Z came out there was no 30 oz as it couldn't pass the ASA test.
Aug. 22, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: another senior ailment : TOE NAIL FUNGUS !

What works for me is Vicks Vapor Rub. I came across a Q&A on a website and that was the doctors answer.

It also helps with the neuropathy in my feet.
Aug. 20, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ssusa staff/right size mats

Also the right size batters boxes. At the TOC we had 4'wide boxes. How do you pitch a batter inside when he is 4' from the plate.
Aug. 20, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NE Tournaments

I play out of Central Ma. We have 2 leagues that I play in.

One is a travel league and one is based in Central Mass which has 3 Div and I play in 2 of the Middle Divisions.
Aug. 19, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NE Tournaments

How come the NE tournaments get slighted. No Results (Except for the 70's). I know you had weather problems.

RI Tournament over the weekend doesn't even have the list of teams and brackets.

This seems to be a trend over the years.
Aug. 17, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for some 75 yr old players

I am interested. League age 80. I am basically a pitcher but can play RF or Catch. I am still a pretty good hitter with an occasional spurt of power.

Have played on tournament teams over last 10 yrs.

You can contact me at 774-249-0143 or email marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.

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