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Real name:
Glen Salling

Location:
Martinez, CA

Division:
Men's 50

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May 23, 2021
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls for Rock N Reno

Thank you for the response and the heads up.

I will bring an empty ball bag and some petty cash.

Take Care, G
May 23, 2021
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls for Rock N Reno

Is the Trump Stote SSUSA 44/375 Microcell Ball being used in Rock N Reno?

And is that the only acceptable ball?

Thx G

Aug. 18, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: My compliments to all the umps

Well Said. Not easy being out there all day. Thought we were going to lose George on Friday, it was good to see him recover. Stay Safe everyone and keep hydrating.
July 30, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

Thanks Dave, crazy that guys are trying to play that much back and forth between states/time zones and in that heat.

Nice of you to do that. Take Care and thanks for all the hard work.

G
July 30, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

Dave, so what you are saying is that you are allowing players to play on multiple teams in the same session? And you are scheduling teams accordingly in separate divisions?

Seams like all that trying to help them out would go out the window after PP and seeding. Or are you setting up those divisions to be totally separated throughout the weekend?

Just curious, because I could play 40s n 50s then too. G
July 26, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

FYI at the USA Preps FP SB tournament there, they had a limit of 5 spectators per team and no spectators allowed on Bleachers. Not sure if it was a City thing or USA Prep guideline.

The way we look at it, we are fortunate enough to be playing. Not a vacation or family time away, that is why our team decided to travel n play without families. This will lessen everyone's exposure by having only people there who need to be there. It is not the norm but it is time to adapt until there is a vaccine.


Bottom line is everyone stay safe and hopefully we can get back to gathering with teammates, friends, family ejoying life and traveling.

G
July 23, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls for Westerns

Ok great, thank you for the reply.
July 23, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls for Westerns

What approved balls will be used for Western Nationals in St George? Thx, G
May 14, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batter Running Time to 1st Base

Just Curious, what do you think the time is from batted contact to reaching 1st base(70') for the following:

Average 40s RH ?
Fastest 40s RH ?

Average 40s LH ?
Fastest 40s LH ?

Average 50s RH ?
Fastest 50s RH ?

Average 50s LH ?
Fastest 50s LH ?


Been working some fielding drills with teammates and after looking at the timer on the video, I'm just curious if some of the defensive play times are able to produce outs.

Thanks G
Jan. 21, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Eye Shield on a Pitching or Fielding Mask

Omar, The other team had nothing to do with it. It was odd, game was starting and I was walking to the rubber with my helmet under my arm. The umpire(who I had never seen before) walked toward me and told me that I had to remove it! I hadn't even put it on, thrown 1 warm up pitch, etc.

The other team was totally unaware, in fact as a courtesy I approached the opposing manager and asked him if it would bother them. He said "you having a visor will not be a factor in us winning or losing this game, I am ok with it"

In 8 years of playing SSUSA, I have never heard of anyone complaining about visors, that is why I was stumped about him saying it was a new rule this year.

Oh well, hopefully in the future this guy can just stick to calling the game and nothing else.
Jan. 20, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Eye Shield on a Pitching or Fielding Mask

Thanks Dave. I was hoping that is all it was.

Take Care, Glen
Jan. 20, 2020
USAMTZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Eye Shield on a Pitching or Fielding Mask

Last weekend at the Top Gun in AZ an umpire on day 2 told me that I had to remove my polarized shield from my Worth Pitching Mask/Helmet. I asked why? And, I was told that "it is illegal and not allowed". I asked as of when? Then I was told "Starting this year!"

I read through the minutes of the December 2019 Meeting and I do not see any mention of anything pertaining to masks and/or eye protection and I have used this same polarized shield in SSUSA since 2012.

This makes no sense why he would say this, already tough at times wearing a mask and not having a visor to knock down the sun and remove glare. Plus, many players play in sunglasses, so what would be the difference?

BTW - I have never seen or had this umpire before.


Am I missing something here? Has anyone else heard of this? I thought the point is to use equipment to make things safer to keep us on the field and playing.

G
June 27, 2018
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Prizes

JT makes some good points, but as outlined there are some intangibles too. Both arguements on costs don't tell the whole story and I dont think it is unreasonable to give a players perception of how the juice doesn't seem to equal the squeeze.

Let's be real. Yes there are other costs not outlined, but JT did not mention team or player registration fees, money from advertisers and vendors, etc. Plus, SSUSA does there due diligence with sabermetrics and uses that info when planning tournaments in a community. I'm sure they layout how many players are spending money on Food, Fuel, Lodging, etc. and are being compensated in some sort of fashion. There are other tournament organizations that get paid to bring their events and crossover dollars to a city, U am sure SSUSA is no different.


SSUSA is a nonprofit and should be transparent or just give out better suited prizes to the 40s and 50s teams...

If you look at his original post, that is all he stated. His perception of this is shared amongst many players outside of this message board.
Sept. 6, 2012
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pick up senior softball in the SF East Bay

Roy,
If your group is ever without a field or is interested in playing indoors, then look me up. I have 2 new Indoor Turf Softball fields located in Martinez. Clean playing conditions and perfect for BP.

www.usamartinez.com

Take Care, Glen 925-383-2055
Sept. 6, 2012
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Northern CA Indoor Turf Training Facility

I have heard about that place, but I have never been there. We have a league that sounds similar to that. Live net play, we use a leather 12" soft core ball, no bat restrictions, 50' bases, 8on8, 112' down the line and 180' to center. It is a good workout and a lot of fun.

You can check out some pictures on our website www.usamartinez.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/USAMartinezCA

I have gotten some interest in starting a weekday Indian Ball League for Seniors. Or possibly an Indoor Senior League.


Take Care, Glen
Sept. 5, 2012
USAMTZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Northern CA Indoor Turf Training Facility

Just Opened in the Bay Area, located in Downtown Martinez near the Waterfront.


***Off/On Season Training Facility for Senior Players of All Levels***

Training Includes:

Individual Hitting Instruction and Clinics

Fielding and Throwing Instruction

Pitching Instruction

Various exercise programs specifically for Seniors taught by qualified trainers to help Improve Your Game!

Open Field BP and team rentals available (fields are 112' x 112' x 24'h)



Facility Amenities Include:

48,000+ sq ft enclosed space.

(2) 12,000 sq ft Fully Netted Turf Softball Diamonds.

Batting Cages with Slowpitch pitching machine.

Pitching Area

5,000 sq ft turf conditioning area.

Cardio, Circuit Training and Weight Lifting Areas.



Benefits of Being Indoors: No Wind, Rain, Sun, Holes, Bugs, Animals, Poop, Curfews, Maintenance, Lost Balls or Other Groups Competing for Space.


For More Info: Contact Glen @ 925-383-2055 usacoach@live.com

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330 Ferry St. Martinez, CA 94553
www.usamartinez.com

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