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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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Men's 55

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May 3, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update My Registration

AJC, still above the diamond which is good. I never have any problem getting through to the office. Yes, I use the bat phone. I suspect that his was a time zone issue, but he was happy to solve it there and like to keep the players happy.
May 3, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update My Registration

AJC, good to "see" you. One of the guys that we registered last weekend was saying that he was frustrated because seemed to be having issues contacting the office or doing online; I don't really know why. So I offered him a solution at the park, and he seemed alright with it. The other one just wanted to get it done. Enjoy your season.
May 2, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update My Registration

Gentlemen, we renewed 2 with forms this weekend that we sent into the office. So there are alternatives on how you want to do it.
April 16, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SLI hitting Academy

Webbie, Steve is a great hitter, but he is a great man as well. We are all very proud of our "boy" from Columbus and can tell you that he is a great friend also. I could tell you of his many kind deeds, but those of us who know him all could make lists. I am glad that you had a great experience at his clinic. Just know that he is so much more. Thank you, Steve.
Feb. 26, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The herd gets thinner

Thank you. I know that when I found out last month that I was very sad. He was the definitely the jokester of our INDY FOG. He was a good hitter and our left fielder. Coachie grew up with his brother and knew Warnie most of his life. They all lived in Irvington and went to Howe. I can think of lots of great stories, but most are probably best shared over an adult beverage. We did love him dearly. He was so full of life and fun. I hope to see you soon.
Feb. 2, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tampa area softball

Christopher, I would start with Florida Half Century. If you put that in a search engine, you will get their website. We used to play in their tournaments sometimes for "spring training" and were the only non-Florida team in them. We also went down to Tampa and played local teams during the week. I always liked those because we brought different guys that didn't usually play with us. Those were good times. You can also look for SSUSA sanctioned teams in Ratings above. Click on the State heading, and it will sort by the states. Those teams are more likely to travel. Best wishes and enjoy Tampa. It is a great place for softball.
Jan. 17, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Move Midwest Championship to St. Louis

Dave, I hope that you had a good day off. I was really only pointing out that there have been SSUSA and ISA Senior events in St Louis because he said that he didn't think that there have been tournaments there. You know that I don't have a pony in that race, and we know that we can never please everyone. Nice forensic work again.
Jan. 17, 2022
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Move Midwest Championship to St. Louis

Inzerillo, I will tell you that long ago we played a SSUSA qualifier in the outskirts of St Louis, and the ISA Senior World Series was at another park there for several years. It is brutally humid near the Mississippi. It was not as brutal as when we played in Memphis. I do like the river but will get to you. We have never played in Arkansas; so I can't compare.
Dec. 20, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Neck10, I don't remember that but am so much younger than you. I definitely like a short fielder better than a 5 man infield. You hardly ever see that in Indiana. Merry Christmas from all of your Indiana friends. Bring a bungee cord for that gate please.
Dec. 8, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

In I believe 2017 (Dave could better tell you from the agenda) I requested the rule change be considered because our local 65+ teams asked for it because here they play SSUSA and SPA and felt like the rule differences caused them to keep two different rosters. There was no motion; so I reported that back. I tried because of their request. As a tournament director, I have been ripped many times when 65 and 70 divisions had to be combined in pool play that the 70 team was somehow cheating when playing a 65 team even though in SSUSA, 11 is normal defense for 70s. I know that no explanation or rule book will convince them otherwise. Never has; never will.

That being said I do find it a little offensive that there are some incorrectly stating that the rule change was made to give a team an advantage. That doesn't happen. So your crystal balls are broken.

These are my thoughts only. You don't have to agree. It is still fun to play with kids your own age.
Sept. 1, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Injuries

Ccr fan, I was not a believer either. Here I am 14 years later, and it feels great. I am sure that if I had done the exercises that it would be even better. It is the Shelbourne clinic in Indy. Of course everyone's situation is different. My beloved husband was bone on bone. Dr Shelbourne told him that he could fix it but wanted him to lose some weight and do exercises to make the muscles stronger. He was never going to do that. He found another knee Dr that I do believe was a good Dr. He did the surgery. He died four days later of complications of an undiagnosed condition that caused him to have a heart attack. The condition would have eventually killed him anyway. The Dr was horrified because anyone who knew Coachie's dry sense of humor, he had asked him if he ever lost a patient before. Coachie was his first. Bottom line though my knee Dr's advice was good. The surgery should not have been done until he lost weight and strengthened the muscles. So moral of the story(ies), always get a second opinion if knee surgery is suggested first, and have your cardiovascular system checked in addition to a heart scan.
Sept. 1, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Clarification for Vegas??

Mikelmart, I am definitely not Dave, but Rules is on the drop down from Tournaments above.
Aug. 26, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Injuries

Ccr fan, what was happening with me was a constant pop and pain. So he said that after 15 years of being misdiagnosed that I was babying it and making it worse. So what he had me do was concentrate on making that knee bear weight. So it felt unnatural at first but balance my weight on that leg. It quickly got stronger. The pops and pain went away. I know that it sounds weird but felt like was going to pop out of socket every step. He is my hero. I stopped playing softball and skiing because of it. I do take batting practice now. I officiate and am not a fast runner but do get out to second and am pretty close to some runners to first. The knee feels great. After 14 years later, I am glad for my knee Dr. If a Dr immediately suggests surgery, don't be afraid to get a second opinion. I would be glad to share his clinic's information with you. I can't tell from your profile where you are from. I am in Indiana.
Aug. 25, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Injuries

I was misdiagnosed three times in 15 years. I finally went to a good knee Dr. It turned out that my ACL is completely torn in two. He said that I must really be stubborn because being told three times that it was something minor, I continued to walk on it. So he is a big believer in surgery as a last resort. He said that he could replace mine any time but would be painful and take lots of therapy and since was still walking on it... He taught me exercises and behaviors to make it stronger. I did the behaviors but not the exercises. That was 14 years ago, and I can do pretty much everything but ski again. That Dr is my hero, and my knee feels great.
Aug. 19, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Age limits

Jet, unless Dave is making an exception, posting on the message board is not going to be considered a formal request. E-mail, snail mail, or come to the rules committee meeting. I have raised a proposed rule change on this same subject the third way once because the guys in my area asked me to.
Aug. 15, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Age limits

Even at 369, the same answer. Welcome to nn softball. Pick one:

Hitting
Running
Fielding
Throwing

They all pick hitting. Notice that is one more than Bull Durham per NA.

Downtowndobie, in case you don't see the suggestion, Dave is saying that you or someone else can submit a proposed rule change. The worst that could happen is for it not to pass as a rule.
Aug. 11, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Stick8, thanks for the shout out. Easy in seniors, #2 as my esteemed colleagues said. So young guy ball, it may depend on rules. My inclination is sub...if have one. That is a real mixed bag between association and league rules on both international tie breaker and courtesy runner. I think our rule makes sense and would probably use.

So what did you do, and what the heck was the 2B fussing/cursing about? We all hate getting the hook out at the end, but when they got to go, they got to go.

Best wishes, my friend.
Aug. 6, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the Call?

Order of precedence is always important. I just had a bad throw take the catcher off to his left. He tagged the runner then ran back to the mat. His coach argued should be out. The rule is exactly as B.J. stated. I told him even if wasn't that his catcher created obstruction on a force out only play. The most interesting one that I saw was same scenario as mine, but the runner slid across the line before catcher stepped on the mat. The tag overrode both of the out situations. Nice job, blue.
July 27, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat stamp question

OZ40, I have not heard anything that might answer that yet, but I would always check: https://seniorsoftball.com/?page=37 I have a couple of bats that are no longer on it and bought new ones.
July 26, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Calling Time out

B.J., thanks for the affirmation. It was in a men's game with good players. It would not have surprised me if it was recreational coed. The offense wasn't happy especially when the ball went in the dugout, but I can't take it back once I call it.

NYGNYY, I apologize, but I honestly never call time based on a fielder asking for it. I have to assess everything on a field before I make that determination. I know that some fielders don't like that, but this is part of the job. I have been yelled at before by a couple of control freaks which I can take care of if they don't back down. I have also been yelled at because someone said that I called time when I clearly do not have a man's voice. I have a friend that I don't like his explanation on the field but is maybe true. Whenever he gets the former, he says "It's my time". I try to never talk to players like that.
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