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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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April 20, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

Just ordered a doz online and said shipping on 04/20
April 18, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best performing 44/375 softball

My second choice would the Tattoo NX3's. I got some leftover test balls when they first came out a couple of years ago and they are still flying today. Choice to me comes down to dollar and cents.
April 18, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best performing 44/375 softball

I have to go with the Evil Micro-cell. Many people disagree but IMO a Leather covered ball outperforms the other covers.
March 20, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: warm up swings

Like you I can't just get out of the truck and hit. You didn't say when you played. We play mornings at 10 AM. What I do is go down to the park around 8 and hit one round (33 balls) off my wheeler Dealer and pitch 1 round from the mound. That usually gets me ready for the game. If I feel ambitious I might hit two rounds if I don't feel loose enough. Been doing this for 20 odd years. There are a couple of others that use a swing-away.
Forgot to mention I am also lucky enough to have another player who also comes down early to shag balls.
March 2, 2018
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher getting hit

B94: Unfortunately there are some. We had two in our league at one time. We use the MF as the 11th fielder and they still did it.
Jan. 25, 2018
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

It was what cyborg45 said. That was my understanding back when I had PST's. They stopped making the 30's when they came out with the PST98 and 98Z but still made 30oz in the Utrip bats. If you notice there are still 30 oz bats for Utrip
All technical talk aside the only think I know over the years I have always outdistance my 27-28's with my 30's. That is the only thing I need to know.
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.
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