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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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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.
July 16, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cape Cod Classic

It is my understanding that the Cape Cod Class in Ma is adding an 80 Div this year.

Are there any 80 teams that are planing on going?
July 3, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil 44/375 compared to Tattoo 44/375

Got to use the Tattoo's 44/375 and didn't find anything wrong with them. They do have a deader sound than the Evil's which I would contribute to the Composite cover but for distance they flew pretty good.

Not sure what their problem with them are.
June 29, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: strike mat width

I wish that they had kept it at the original size. If you have good control you should be able to hit that 17"x34" with no problem.
June 28, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil 44/375 compared to Tattoo 44/375

I have found so far the new bats and the old metal bats. We have one player on our team that crushes them with a Raw Steel and a couple of others are having good luck with the Demarini 375 (One Piece)
June 28, 2013
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil 44/375 compared to Tattoo 44/375

They are 44/375's. We use the 52/300's in our regular league and found they perform very well except for one field where they are kept in a metal equipment box. When at 80 I can hit those 52/300's 250-260' that is not a bad ball. That was using a PST R&B and a Miken Triad3.

I just came back from retesting the Tattoo's today. Took a fresh doz out of my basement and went down to the park to hit them. They perform very well as expected. Not sure why they are having a problem with them.
We have a practice game on Monday and will break out a couple of fresh ones and see how they perform and will let you know.
June 28, 2013
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

You have to let your body tell you when it is time to take a day off. I don't think there is any guide line as everyone is different. I know players a lot younger than me that can't play 2 days in a row. For me I would say 4 days of games or 6 days with maybe 3 games and 3 days of light practice is about Max then need a day off which is usually Friday's.
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