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MarlSrSoftball

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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Nov. 28, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lack of Player Participation

Number 1 not that many players want to travel. We have 340 players in our league and the most you would get to travel is maybe 30 if you were lucky.

It is only the diehards that will travel to tournaments. The rest of players have better things to do on weekends. If all the good players would travel we could field some pretty good teams but they won't.

That is why I have always said the vocal members of this board are a very small representative of the millions of senior softball players in the country.
Oct. 23, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FACT OR FICTION?

We play with the 11th fielder in all our Senior games in our area and we have very few pitchers have balls hit at them on purpose (except for a couple of players). Most of the time hitting up the middle is an out our double play if man on first and that is what you.

Your counter arguments don't make sense unless you have done it which is why I said I would never get involved in one of these threads again.

There is more to Senior Softball than all the hotshots on this board.
Oct. 23, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FACT OR FICTION?

I said I wouldn't get into one of these discussions anymore but I have to put my 2 cents in.

If the players would put their egos aside IMO one of the best ways to protect the pitcher is using the an 11th fielder up the middle as a rover. I know that hitters don't like that as it takes about 100 points off their average but it does give some protection to the pitcher without tinkering with the equipment and the game.
Sept. 28, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ball talk

I agree all the Worths with that Pro-Trac cover are bad. They are so bad that they are the only ball that don't work well with my Wheeler Dealer. Even their distance ones.

The Leather cover ones are a different story. They well outperform the Pro-Trac covers but they cost a lot more also.

With the Worth balls it comes down to, do you want price or performance.
Sept. 27, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ball talk

I forgot the only reason we aren't going with the Evil M's in our Rec Div is the cost of the Evils over the Trumps. We may go with the Evil's M's in our "B" division and stay with the Evil 44/375 in our "A" div.
Sept. 27, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ball talk

mad dog: I would have to disagree with those estimed members of the SBF board (which I am a member) on the Classic M's

I got a doz of the Trump EZ series and we used them in 6 games in high 80's heat and found them to stand up very well for our doubleheaders. In fact the only difference I found between the Trump 44/375 that we now use was the M's seemed to die at the end which is what you would expect.

We also tried the Evil Classic M's and they also performed very well with a lot more distance the the Trump EZ series M's (which is there less exp ball). We are going with the Trump AK series M's in our rec division next year.

The other thing I checked was how did they effect the weaker hitters 70+ and they didn't seem to effect them very much where the 52/275's would greatly effect those type of hitters.

Like I said how anyone can pick the 52/275 over a good Classic M is beyond me.
Sept. 27, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ball talk

They are Horrible especially for the older divisions. The Classic M would be a lot better ball if thought was ever given to reduce the ball.

I know on softballfans there is a lot of positive talk on these balls which I can't understand from the results when I tested them when they first came out.

Either I got a bad batch or they have improved the ball because I can't see anyone liking those balls.
Aug. 29, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls again?

Your right but the do have an effect on what is made. IMO the ASA Evil 44/375 Microcells where a lot better performer than the Utrip 44/400 Microcells. You can still get the 44/400's but because of the ASA ban you can't get the ASA 44/375 Microcells.

I am glad as a Senior org we will never see the 52/265 that was developed for ASA. That ball is the horrors of all horrors
Aug. 28, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls again?

I have been using the Evils for the last 5 yrs and have had very good results from them especially when they switched to the Microcell X2's. If I remember right they did have a bad batch a couple of years ago.

Now that the Microcell's and the Dudley TA's are not legal in ASA anymore I have to start looking for a new ball for our leagues next year. I have tried the new Evil's and they are good but not as good as the Microcell's which you wouldn't expect them to be.

It seems ASA is cracking down on the balls the same as they have done with the bats.
Aug. 27, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls again?

Einstein: They were 44/375 as ASA doesn't have a 400 I believe.

Maybe we used different balls in the older divisions as the ball was really flying in our games
Aug. 25, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls again?

As usual you are right Bruce. I should have stated that it is the ASA ball but if I remember right it is the ASA ball that we used last fall at Vegas.
Aug. 25, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls again?

I believe it was the 44/375 ball.

It will depend on if they bought them before they stopped making the Microcells last June I think.
Aug. 24, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: bat bag

I have had good luck with the 3N2 Bag this year. Plenty of space for misc items and the first bag that I have had that lasted a full season.
Aug. 22, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescription Eye Glasses Versus No Glasses

I also have progresive lenses for years with no problem. I use the sport frames that have the strap on them to keep them tight.

This year I went with lens from Coppertone and they are fantastic. The are designed to bring out the greens and yellows and everything is so bright and clear.

Thinking of getting a pair for driving.
Aug. 16, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nice going, SSUSA Staff

I not even talking about the scores. I can't even find out what teams are entered if I wanted to take a run down there to watch.
Aug. 16, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nice going, SSUSA Staff

I wish they would do as good a job on the East Coast tournaments. It seems that all the East Coast tournaments take second fiddle to the rest of the country when it comes to tournament updates.

For example the Ocean State Classic the tournament is just about over and we can't even find out what teams are in the tournament.
Aug. 10, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You Make the call

CurveBall: You use the full mat and you cut out the center the size of the plate which still leaves you the two side pieces on each side of the plate

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Looks something like that. You still have the full dimensions of the mat width.
Aug. 9, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You Make the call

That doesn't make any sense. I can't find anything in the rule books but I go back to my little league days and the rule was if there was a movable base and you make a play were the base (Mat) should have been the runner was out.

What I have see done in a OHio Tournament and now I am doing it was to cut the plate area out of the mat and then just slide the mat up against the home plate like we use to and that would avoid this kind of play.
July 13, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Teams in Rochester ny

1st thing I would do is go down the Rec Department to see what Senior teams or leagues already exist and then talk with them.
June 29, 2009
Fred Scerra
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Boombah Bat

Here is the link to the bat. As you can see there are no Assoc markings on it that you can see.

http://www.boombah.com/s.nl/it.A/id.35286/.f
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