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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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July 20, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 15" gloves

I have never seen it enforced in any assoc. we have a couple of players who use 15" gloves on a tournament team and has never been called on it.
July 19, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 15" gloves

I believe they as they are sold on the site. It is ASA that is 14"
July 19, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why the problem of

I have been complaining for years about the posting of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic tournaments.

The Atlantic Coast Championship play in May still don't have results posted. I wonder how long it will take to post the Syracuse tournament?
July 13, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Know your Rules

Many players, umps etc get the SSUSA rules and ASA rules confused. They are basically the same with some small differences and this being one of them. In ASA he would be out.
July 13, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lets here it for the old guys ! ! !

I assume you used Senior Rules. Using a mat throws those young pups off as they are not use to swinging at pitches that hit the plate.
June 30, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remember When...........

Sparky.1: Yes. 5 of them plus one Wilson Professional Softball A9140 which feels hard as a rock.

I would love to try the Wilson but then it wouldn't be NIB anymore.
June 30, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remember When...........

Thanks Sparky.1: I will try them in my WD and see what happens.

June 30, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remember When...........

Sparky.1: Funny you should mention the Hardwood Softball. A friend of mine gave me about 300 softballs he has collected over the years to sell for him and there were 5 NIW Hardwood softballs. You remember any info on them? Good/Bad etc. Like to sell them but no nothing about them.
June 29, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remember When...........

Another factor is we are raising a bunch of spoiled wimps who would rather quit playing than put the extra work in as you get older and to overlook the aches and pains that start developing.

Some of the softball sites I go on you constantly see players saying I am in my 40's and it is time to stop playing because of the aches and pains.
June 20, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

I get about the same difference hitting with my WD vs live pitching. Even though the ball is moving a little with my WD you still don't get the bat flex you would get from live pitching I believe the bat flexes more when hitting a pitched ball than it does hitting a stationery ball.
June 18, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runner

taits: I seen that but there is nothing there about a runner abandoning his base.
June 17, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runner

Couldn't find in my SSUSA rule book from 2010 so went to the ASA rule book and Rule 8 sec U "when a runner abandons a base and goes to the dugout he is ruled out"
June 17, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runner

This should be interesting. I would say he is out mainly because he abandon the base when he went into the dugout. Also I believe that once he calls for a courtesy runner he can't replace himself.
June 10, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home plate strike zone mat

When I catch I also use the actual plate as my anchor which doesn't move.
June 8, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best ball in Hot Weather

IMO The Evil ball is one of the best. We have used them for years and never noticed any drop off in hot weather and they stand up for a long time.
May 23, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 70 AA or 75 AAA players for Reno

What is your location?
May 18, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

I have tried dropping down in weight but just can't get comfortable with a lighter bat. I have a 27 oz Freak52 that I keep trying but keep going back to my 30.


May 18, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

I bought the first one last year. After trying mine at least a doz players got one.

Your in luck as the are black this year and come in balanced or end loaded.

Tempted to get a 30 oz Balanced as my 30 oz end loaded is starting to drag a little in the 2nd game.
May 18, 2015
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

Depends what balls you will be using. If using the 52's the Freak52 is a hot performer
May 14, 2015
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11 fielders

We play with the 11th player all year round in our league so I think I know the value of the 11th fielder up the middle. When I am pitching I get a lot of ground balls and popups up the middle and to me a good MF is worth more than the 5 runs. If you use him as a rover and he has good range and a good arm he will save you more than the 5 runs. IMO placing the 11th field behind 2nd base is a waste.

In tournaments IMO it would depend on the talent of the player who is playing the position. If you have an extra SS then I take the 11th player, if you are going to just stick someone there then take the 5 runs.
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