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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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, March 24, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: slow pitch slider

Haven't forgotten you. Just that I ran into a pitching hand problem and having a hard time flexing my fingers making my grip unstable to grip the ball and spin it.

I was just getting use to the tucking of the little finger under the ball to get a tighter break at the end. Going for EMG Tue to see if doctor can find problem and if they can fix it with little down time.
, Feb. 24, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Injury to player - no subs available

ASA rule in 2011 book (Don't have a later one) Sec 4 D 2E "When a player who has left the game an out will be declared for each turn at bat. An inning or game can end on an automatic out.

Not sure if this has been changed since then.
, Feb. 8, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

It is illegal but who is going to know. Any alteration to a bat not in it's normal use is illegal last I knew.
, Feb. 8, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST STORM

Don't rub it in.
, Jan. 24, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Seniors 75 and over allowed to use composite bats?

You may have seen something about an ASA league or a league that bans senior bats but that allows 75+ to use Senior bats. There are a lot of them around.
, Jan. 23, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Advice

Have fun in your first one. It is only a game and that first experience only comes once.
, Jan. 13, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cataract Surgery

I wear trifocals and the same problem crusher had. What I did was had a pair of glasses made just for softball and them drop the lines down so the separation were dropped down out of the way as the ball comes through the hitting zone.
, Jan. 13, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cataract Surgery

Had mine done about 1 1/2 yrs ago during the off season. Because of other eye problems it didn't improve my vision but to concur with rh25 it did worsen my depth perception problem. About 3 months ago Dr finally gave me a prescription for my dry eyes and now my vision is good. A combination of the two did the trick for me and my depth preception has gone back to normal (lousy).

It took me about 2-3 months to see any improvement where I was able to read the paper without too much trouble, which is what the doctor told me would because of other eye problems.

Most of the players I know who have had this done have have had great results. I guess I am just the odd ball.
, Jan. 7, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Taping of bat handle.

I have a 2010 rule book but I don't think it has changed and it would be illegal. No more than 2 layers of tape allowed.
, Jan. 4, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

Cuda65: There is one flaw in your thinking. There are not many 85 teams in the whole country and they are mostly based in Florida and California. Once you are dropped from an 80 team there is a very slim chance you can get on a 85 team unless you from those areas.
, Jan. 3, 2017
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: slow pitch slider

Wild: Tried the pinky tuck today. It took a while to get used to but it did, as you said, give me a tighter break especially on my curve ball. It also seemed to give me better control on keeping the ball inside.

It seems that by holding the pinky finger in it cuts down on the turnover of my wrist as I release the ball keeping the ball more on a straight line. Will be able to tell better when it warms up a little giving me a better grip on the ball. We get the use of the facilities but we don't get any heat.
, Jan. 3, 2017
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

The down side is a lot of older players will not have a team to play on, which if I remember right was the reason for changing a few years ago.
, Dec. 30, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: slow pitch slider

We are 6-12'. I pitch mainly on the low end. It would be a challenge with unlimited arc. I haven't tried the bullseye yet but will as I concentrate more on pitching for effect towards the end of Jan.

My next pitching session I will try the pinky tuck and let you know.
, Dec. 29, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: slow pitch slider

I hold it loose in my hand with the seams, index finger on the left seam and my 4th finger on the right seam. I release it by letting it slide out of my hand with a slight left twist of the wrist as I let it go. The idea is to come in about 5'-7' height and break left and down about 10' from the batter resulting in a ground ball. Down side of this pitch is if it don't break it is off the fence or over.

Being a candlepin bowler for many years most of my pitches come natural as it is the same delivery except in bowling you slide and pitching you don't but the follow through is the same in both.

One pitch I have problem with, and trying to work on it this winter, is a high pitch hitting the back edge of the mat. I am basically a low ball pitcher (6-10') working the front and side edges of the mat. Never been able to throw high pitches effectively.
, Dec. 28, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: slow pitch slider

I watched it a couple of times and I didn't see how that demo related to slow pitch. I throw a slider type pitch which is my out pitch.
, Dec. 26, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Seeking players for Git-R-Dine 80's

Thanks
, Dec. 26, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Seeking players for Git-R-Dine 80's

I am a little confused. Are you looking for a team or players to form a team?
, Dec. 19, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

If you include hotel rooms it is not that bad. 5 yrs ago when I played for a sponsored team and sponsor gave us $15,000 to go to as many tournaments as we could. The only thing it cost us was air fare and car rental.
, Dec. 19, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

A lot would depend on how your league and teams are organized. In the league I play in we use a per player fee ranging form $140-190 depending what division you play in. The league organizes the teams with the goal of have balanced teams in each division.

If teams form their own team then per team makes more sense.
, Nov. 29, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

The price for the MCT at $60.00 is retail. In quantity they would be a lot closer to the $39.00.
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