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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.

Aug. 6, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Weight and Swing Speed

My main bat is a 30oz PST R&B for games and for BP a 28 oz (actual Weight 29.4oz) PST98Z.
Aug. 6, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Weight and Swing Speed

That is right. I have tried over the last 5-6 yrs to drop down but never been successful at it.

That PST is like part of me when I am up there at the plate.

It does help to have strong wrist to whip that baby around. Most of my power is in my wrist.
Aug. 6, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Weight and Swing Speed

I would say for me it is about 15-25' more with my 30 oz bats over my 27 oz bats.

I used to swing a 30 oz Toxic vs my 27 oz Toxic and my 30 oz always outdistanced my 27 oz. This year my 30 oz has finally got too heavy to swing effectively in a game so out of some BP with it don't use it anymore

Same with my present bats that I use. A 30 oz PST and a 27 oz PST. My gamer is the 30 oz PST which outdistances my 27 oz.

My problem I have less bat control with my 27's than I do with my 30's and a lot smoother swing with the 30's.

I was always told to swing the heaviest bat that you feel comfortable with and that is my 30 oz PST even with the endload.
Aug. 5, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double Runners to First

Not sure if that is covered in the rule book. What some leagues have done is draw a commit line down the first base line and the batter goes over it he is out.

This happens more than you think.
Aug. 1, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I Believe in Angels!

I am with you. Never saw one but I know they were there. Going through Leukemia treatments 22 years ago I did a lot of stupid things that should have killed me, like driving at night when I partially blinded by chemo treatments, for 22 miles just following the white lines in the road and checking myself out of the hospital.

There had to be a Guardian Angel watching over me as I wasn't watching out for my selve.
July 18, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cape Cod Classic

Thanks. We are trying to put together a team for the 80 Div and trying to get some idea what the competition might be outside of our 3 local team entries.
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