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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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, July 20, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How Many Knob Cuffs??

Good question. It doesn't really say. For ASA it only says that it must be taped.
, June 27, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1-----0-0 count

I like that better than 1-1. It still gives 2 pitches to fool around with before having to throw a strike.
, June 14, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

I got some of the Team 1 softballs. I wasn't too crazy about Composite covers but after using them I found them to outperform the Evil's and got the added advantage of being able to use them in my WD soft toss machine. Because the Evil's have a soft cover it absorbs the impact of the plunger and I get only about 4' tosses.

Also came across some used MX3's and loved them. The best part for me is the really toss in my WD with 6-7' high tosses. The other thing I liked about them, which I haven't seen mentioned in any of the reviews, I love the feel of pitching them. Get some good ball movement with them.
, June 14, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My son Tim

Will say a special pray this Sunday. Having 6 of my own I can't even imagine what you are feeling right now. Stay strong and god bless you and your family here and in heaven.
, June 13, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for ateam to mjoin

You can try the EMASS Senior League they may have some openings. http://www.emass-seniorsoftball.com/
, June 5, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arrogance can hurt a pitcher

curveball: We have that stupid rule in our league also. Up to this year you had to get behind the when the ball was hit. The reason they give for having the screen there is to cover them in case of law suit. We provided the screen but pitcher chose not to use it.
, May 28, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

Agree with neck10. 3 games allows you to play your subs more that probably won't play in the double elimination rounds.
, May 26, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arrogance can hurt a pitcher

That is not Arrogance that is stupidity.
, May 4, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: new 85 team forming looking for players

DMac: Before the games they give us a direction sheet of how to get to your position. When we do get a hit they have a guide dog to help us get to the base. LOL
, April 23, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Chopped Ball

Agree but try and get an ump to call it.
, April 12, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

If you really look at it most of the time wasted is between innings. There was a study done (I wish I had kept it) where they played 15 games with and without the 1 and 1 count and the total difference was 15 min.
, April 10, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule question

Right forgot that part.
, April 9, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule question

Rule 8.1.C.The ball is dead and runners may not advance unless forced. Ump has to go back to school.
, April 6, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Insurance
Discussion: Insurance to Play on City Fields

Contact Fran at SSUSA. You won't do better than them.
, March 24, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: courtesy runners

Not crazy. I know of a couple of teams in my area that do that. They carry 18-20 players with 5 or 6 players who just run. I noticed that the first time I played against them. Just about every batter in the lineup had a courtesy runner.
, March 16, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2-Piece vs 1-Piece

Being a long time PST user I find the biggest difference is you have to be a more disciplined hitter and stay away from inside pitches as hitting off the handle will give you nothing whereas a 1-piece bat you may still get a fair hit off the handle.
, Feb. 17, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentional walk rule

What we have done is to walk a batter you have to have one strike on him/her which gives the batter one shot to hit the ball.
, Feb. 17, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentional walk rule

Joel: Everything being equal I agree. But when you got studs playing on lower division teams like we do, were they don't belong, they are just inviting Intentional walks from me. When they get upset I just tell them I am not there to satisfy their ego.
, Feb. 15, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: teams looking for players

You can still pitch with the mat. Nothing says you have to throw it down the middle. I pitch the same (around the edges) with or without a mat. The thing with the mat I don't have to depend on an ump's judgement to call a strike on the edge of the plate Also with the mat it opens up the whole front edge of the plate for the pitcher. You throw a 6 footer which hits the front edge of the mat and there aren't many hitters that can hit that pitch.
, Feb. 15, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Lead Wrist may be Blocking a Powerful Swing. Drills & Fixes Swing Makeover #37

Great series of video's especially the one for 80's.

One thing, My buddy who I forwarded it to noticed the link to SSUSA is wrong.
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