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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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, Dec. 14, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Survey

I voted 0-0. As a hitter and pitcher I hate 1 and 1. I wish I kept it but a few years ago someone did a test of 15 games each way and there was a total of 15 min difference. If you want to speed up the game the most timed wasted in a game is in-between inning. You get them in and out you will get a game in close to an hr.
, Dec. 13, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Survey

Thanks

, Dec. 13, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Survey

I just got and email for a survey but my system rejected it. Is this legit before I open it?
, Nov. 15, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cortisone shot

I found that the Shoulder Shield jersey helps my shoulder when I play.
, Nov. 15, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Softball

Also the Team1 Sport balls are Micro-Cells and have no Assoc stamp on them if I remember right which explains their good performance. The only thing I didn't like about them was they were composite cover. I am a leather cover guy even though they may cost more.
, Nov. 9, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scores

Thanks Dave.
, Nov. 9, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scores

Only games at Naple are posted. Why??????
, Oct. 4, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

Z Man:

Softballfans.com has a sale on 11" Leather softballs for $25.00 doz that go well with a WD. With those babies you will get 7-8' height. Gives you a false sense of distance but good for getting your timing down.
, Sept. 17, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

The big thing for me with the WD is I don't need anyone to come down with me for BP which is why I basically bought it. I can't find another nut to come down to the field with me everyday.
, Sept. 17, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

No you will get the max of about 6' with 52's. Also will depend on what balls you use. It likes leather covered best. Worth ProTrac and Classic M's don't work that well but the Classic + works good.
I usually lift the front end a little to get a longer toss, but by doing this I lose a little height. I put it about 6' in front off the plate in line with the pitching mound. There is a little trick of putting a 1 - 1 1/2" spring on the plunger to get another foot or two.
, Sept. 16, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

IMO for the money the Wheeler Dealer is the best. I have been using one for over 10 yrs. Very durable, easy to carry and setup. http://www.athlonic.com/. Direct Sports has the best price. Paid $317.00 for the one I have now. Presently have 60-75,000 hits on my current one. I use mine every day that weather allows all year round.

, Aug. 25, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New 80's team

Who do you contact if interested in playing?
, Aug. 3, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: For U hitting experts

I just grab the bat and hit with whatever side is pointing at the ball.
, July 13, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Use a plate to touch to score, over crossing a line

I agree with Crusher and there is also the slim chance that the runner will miss the plate and be out if the catcher has the ball on the mat.
, June 26, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How best to position11 defensive players?

Texas Transplant is right. Totally depends on your personnel. I have almost always used my 11th player as a rover. A player with good range and strong arm will take away a lot of hits that would normally fall in. Also somewhat depends on your pitcher

Couple of years I didn't have that kind of player but had a good smart fielder, in positioning himself defensively, with not much of an arm so I played him up the middle behind 2nd.

IMO if you have the players good range and arm you are wasting him playing behind the 2nd base bag.

Situations are also critical. Depending on the batter we could vary between 5 man infield to 5 man outfield.
, June 26, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Softball Hitting Training Devices Do You Use?

I use a Wheeler Dealer every day, weather permitting, Helps with my mechanics and my concentration on watching the ball hit the bat. (The Ted Williams theory) Also helps with my conditioning. Off season hit 6 rounds of 33 and during the season 4 rounds of 33 with 2 rounds of pitching to a mat.

With a small adjustment I get 6-7' height with 52 ball and maybe around 5 with 44's.

A little expensive but cheaper than batting cages. When I need work on my timing I go to the batting cages.
, May 8, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best lower back support for slowpitch softball

Having had back problem for years and have used many different braces it would mainly depend on the reason you are looking for one. Remember for hitting you want something flexible and not stiff.
, April 24, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with a 5 man infield...

I always played my middle fielder as a rover especially if he has good range and strong arm. IMO he is more valuable as a rover than parked behind 2B.
, April 23, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need your honest opinion........

These are 450's?. I have hit 47/375's which go pretty well.
Texas: If I remember right those balls in those days were 47/525's. The old red/blue dots.
, April 22, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior bat

Basically it is up to your league. Officially no. Can be used in Tournament play only.
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