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MarlSrSoftball

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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Nov. 1, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN THE SAME SCENERIO

We are taught when umpiring you don't call what you don't see, so in that case I stay on 2nd.

Just one of those things when you only have one ump.
Oct. 1, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: level of team in 70

In my area I have tried to put together a 70 team but it seems that as players get older they don't want to travel to all these tournaments.

The other problem I think, which probably won't ever be solved, is that there are too many tournaments. Most teams can only go to so many due to limited funds.
Sept. 27, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new bat for seniors

If that is the case I can't wait to get one.

Keep us updated
Sept. 27, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new bat for seniors

LP you missed my point. All I am saying is it would be very difficult to make one bat to cover all assoc and for everyone to be happy with it.

If the project is to go forward and be successful I would think that it would have to be two models one for Senior's and one for ASA
Sept. 26, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new bat for seniors

I would and good luck on his adventure. It is tough to break into the bat market.

One thing though I can't see a bat for senior that would make them happy that would pass the ASA certification so I am not sure that it will be good in all assoc.
Sept. 3, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitching

Rule says that pivot foot must be in contact within the pitcher's box when the ball is released.

But like a lot of the pitching rules and batter box rules they are never called.
Aug. 17, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Forgotten Eastern Touraments

How come we get west coast scores before the east coast. In fact we can't even see the teams entered in the Ocean Classic which is almost done.

Eastern Nationals were finished a week before the Cal Tournament but their results are already posted.
Aug. 1, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need some help from you guys?

I swing an end loaded 30 oz Toxic. Have tried light bats with no avail.
June 30, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what will you

I would and the 300 or so players in our league would. We play to enjoy the game and as said above what difference does it make as long as both teams are using the same equipment.

We presently use the 52/275's and no one has quit yet because of the ball.
June 23, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MCT Balls

From Bob at Evil Sports. ASA last year decided to strictly enforce the ball standards like they have on the bats and the Evil/Trump MCT and the Dudley TA's were no longer approved for ASA play which is a way of saying that they are banned.
June 23, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MCT Balls

This discussion is basically academic as if I understand it right the 44/375 MCT's are no longer being made as they have been banned by the ASA.

Some of us who still have them are hoarding them.

Though I think the 44/400 is still being made but I never found them to be as good as the 44/375's.

The replacements for the MCT's I don't find are as good.
June 7, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what if

For everyone of your so called majority we have many that disagree.

We have 5 tournament teams in our league and everyone to a man come back from a tournament and say they don't like playing with the Ultra's and that it would be a better game without the senior bats.

You have to get away from your closed circle of friends and get out into the real world of softball.

We banned the Ultra's a few years ago and according to your majority our league should have folded where in fact we have in fact grown from 6 teams to 24 and we are still growing.

Our local league banned all composites a few years ago and went to a deader ball and they are still growing.

So you argument just don't hold water.
June 6, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 52 x 275 ball

We are using that ball and find it makes for better games.

As I have said many times your circle of friends don't represent the Millions of us seniors who play the game for fun and enjoyment and don't need the Ultra's to do it.

As far as changing the game what change the game more than the Ultra's? We are just trying to bring it back to before the days of the artificial stats of the Ultra's.
June 3, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 52 x 275 ball

I agree with mad dog. The original 52/275 were bad. We have gone to the 52/275 in one of our Divisions and it is working out pretty well.

One thing I noticed when testing them and using them in our games is that aluminum bats (in my case the F4 and PST98Z) work a lot better than with composites.

IMO putting all the big egos aside it makes for a better game and defense becomes an important factor in the game the way it was meant to be.
March 31, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 80+ team Ft Meyers

I know that it may be a little early but will qualify for 80+ Div for Ft Meyers and 2011. I will be Assoc age 78 next year. I pitch and play outfield and still have some pop in my bat.

You can contact me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.
March 6, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Message Board

The posted by terryspears worked for me also.

Interesting site.
March 4, 2010
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Message Board

You sure that is the web address. I tried it and it doesn't work for me.
Dec. 18, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: over all player

For me, in the older Divisions, I would want a player as mentioned above that fits in, has the basic skills and knows and practices the fundumentals of the game. Hitting cutoffs etc and keeping into the limits of his game.

For example an outfield that trys to throw home when he should hit the cutoff man because he can't reach home anymore but won't admit it to himself. These type of players I don't want on my team.

I want the player that knows his limits and uses his experience and skills to compensate.
Dec. 1, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ASA Pitching Arc

As we are an ASA league we have been trying it indoors. What we have done is have one our tallest players stand at the midpoint and strech up one hand with a bat and that would be about 10' and then we picked a reference point that would be 10'.

It doesn't bother me as I am a low ball pitcher and I am in the 6 -10' range anyway. The real pitchers should have no trouble adjusting but the so called pitchers that just throw the ball up to the plate are going to have problems.

With those pitchers we have found so far trying to stay withing the 10' are throwing the ball short a lot which will mean a lot of walks from those type pitchers.

Should be interesting.
Dec. 1, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ASA Pitching Arc

I hate to ask this question bacause of the answers we will get from the die hards, but is there any talk of SSUSA adopting the 6-10' pitching arc that ASA has adopted for 2010?
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