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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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June 18, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Ball Exit Speeds & Lawrence Reedus on Pitching Strategy SM#73

Love his pitching strategy. If I didn't know better I would thing that I wrote the script for him. Like his ideas on walks I have been saying that for years.
June 5, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Softball for 2018

Tattooball: Thanks
June 5, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Softball for 2018

I am confused on this ball. I ordered a doz "Trump SSUSA12" Leather" ball from BSN (click on their ad on home page). Confirmation said that is what I am getting. When I opened the box they were STOTE AK-MC-SS's with a composite cover which I didn't want. The Invoice and packing slip said Trump SSUSA12 Leather. I got an email this morning requesting me to review product. I went to review the product to say I haven't used them yet and neither ball is listed anymore.
I am not sure what to do with these balls. Reason I wanted Leather cover is that a composite cover combined with Micro-Cell don't work very well in my Wheeler Dealer. For an example Alan's MCT softballs are great but they don't toss very well in my WD.
June 5, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

I am confused on this ball. I ordered a doz "Trump SSUSA12" Leather" ball from BSN (click on their ad on home page). Confirmation said that is what I am getting. When I opened the box they were STOTE AK-MC-SS's with a composite cover which I didn't want. The Invoice and packing slip said Trump SSUSA12 Leather. I got an email this morning requesting me to review product. I went to review the product to say I haven't used them yet and neither ball is listed anymore.
I am not sure what to do with these balls. Reason I wanted Leather cover is that a composite cover combined with Micro-Cell don't work very well in my Wheeler Dealer. For an example Alan's MCT softballs are great but they don't toss very well in my WD.
May 15, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

Whitey58: Your right they are the Stotes. Now I have a problem. Do I send them back as based on history they won't work very well in my Wheeler Dealer. The combination of synthetic cover and MC is a bad combination for the WD. Or do I open a couple and try them which probably if they don't work I am stuck with them.
May 14, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen preferences

If you are getting a screen for league play the only one to get is the Pitch Safe. A little expensive but well worth it. Easy to store as they fold into easily carried case, easy to set up and tear down and very durable.
May 14, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

We will know in the morning. I will be sadly disappointed if that is the case.
May 12, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

I should have mine Tue. Can't wait to try them.
May 10, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

Found out why I never got mine. I marked P.O. instead of Credit Card which is why it was rejected. Re-ordered and they are on their way.
May 10, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Softball for 2018

Hail Ragna!: I am confused, when I ordered my doz the description read "TRUMP" SSUSA12"-Leather ". Are we talking two different balls?
May 8, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Power fading

It sure does. Each spring I put the cones out to see what my distance is. Since turning 70 I estimate I lose 5-10' each year. At 70 I was hitting about 285-290' with an ASA bat. This year at 85 I am down to 125-150 on a good day.
May 2, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

TRUMP" SSUSA12"-Leather, It looks like they canceled my order as it is marked rejected in the shipping column.
April 27, 2018
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New softball

I ordered from BSN but you have to click on it through the link on this sites home page. When you log on their is and ad for BSN. I haven't got them yet or notified of being shipped so I guess the boat hasn't come in yet.
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.
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