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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 85

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, 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.
, Nov. 18, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULEING ON PLAY

According to rule 13.8(3) B.J. is right if he was tagged after his foot hit the ground. I am still not clear if he tagged him before or after his foot hit the ground over the line.
, Nov. 18, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULEING ON PLAY

First question would be at what point did he tag him. Before he step over or after.
, Nov. 15, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking to form new league

Might be interested depending on age group and location.
, Nov. 11, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EH & DH ??????

Paul0784:No. Rule only states that I can't be in the lineup and I can only substitute for the same player in the same spot in the batting order.
, Nov. 10, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EH & DH ??????

I believe you can get around it by using pinch hitting for him twice then he is out of the game. We used that method on a team I played on that had a weak hitting pitcher. First time up with men on I would pinch hit for him. 2nd time I would pinch hit and stay in to finish the game pitching.
, Nov. 10, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump ASA 52/300 softball

We have been using them in our league for the last 4 or 5 years and are very happy with them. The only fault we find with them is they lose some performance when we use the used games balls in our pickup games. I use a 30 oz Freak52(Lime one) and I am very happy with the performance with the Tattoo's.
, Sept. 13, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 3N2 Shoes

I have used 3N2 products for years but I have found that their quality has deteriorated over the last few years.
, Aug. 29, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Broken hand and wrist

For what is worth a few years ago I broke my left hand. When the cast came off the Dr also told me no softball for a few weeks but he knew I wouldn't listen to him so he gave me a wrap around brace for my hand and wrist to wear while playing. IMO it basically comes down to how you feel.
, Aug. 28, 2016
Fred S
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2016 Ocean State Softball Classic

When are we going to get results of the 2016 Ocean State Softball Classic?
, July 26, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

We have one 80 National Tournament team from the Cape but they have their own feeder system through the National tournament teams in the other age divisions and you have to join their league which is a 4 hr ride round trip. Oh well!!
, July 26, 2016
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

All things being equal you may be right. I am from the N.E. and there are very few 80 teams in my area. Most teams are from Fl and Mid-West and West Coast and most of the times there rosters are pretty well set. I played for a 75 team out of Va but for various reasons they dropped down to the 70 Div which meant I couldn't play with then anymore because of territorial restrictions.
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