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Nancy Allen

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May 21, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rain delay rules

I am glad that you got your games in. Not to belittle your concern, but to hopefully make you a little grateful, the park here that has the most adult tournament games in this situation goes 45 minutes and 1 pitch until they catch up. They have also cancelled the losers' bracket in the worst conditions.

They had to something to shorten games, and I think changing the count changes the game more than reducing the innings. I am sure the committee weighed all options which is better than one person making the call. You know that there was at least some thought and discussion put into it.

May 19, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

Alan, I just know that shipment was really good, and we all know what people try back at the motel.

17black, since you were playing in it, I go with what you say. The 5 days kind of blended together. So maybe we were pretty close to Florida conditions.

Neck10, the gate is closed, but the balls are still going through it. Now that is the field that I call mine, and it has a few problems. I only wish that I had been doing that game since he was having such a bad time. He said that he has sworn off doing seniors ever again. It may have been Coachie messing with him.
May 19, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

Alan, the Stotes were stored in a room without air conditioning at the park. I do not know how many were stored in refrigerators or freezers at local motels.
May 19, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

I used to know so much about balls, but now I just defer to the experts. Thanks, guys, you know who you are. The Brickyard went 5 days. The first 3 were fairly cool; the last 2 were a little warm and humid. We had zero complaints on the Stote. I know there are better balls, but there were still plenty of balls that made it past the 305' fence.
May 10, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Joe, thanks for your opinion. I am guessing that these comments came from what I said. I have umpired Utrip at all levels and enjoy that part of it but would never play it. It is deceptive; batter has to ask for time, and almost everything else is a strike. It has no comparison to baseball as their pitchers do not fake or pump or do any other types of tricks. Yes, fake is a synonym for deception as is trick. It may have its place, and I hold my wrist whenever I umpire it because I am used to keeping time for batters to keep pitchers from quick pitching a batter; I cannot do that in Utrip. In Utrip they are trying to fool (another synonym for deception). The batter. My opinions are my own, and I am not trying to get you to change yours any more than you will ever change mine. I will continue to umpire it but not play it. The other associations do promote good sportsmanship. I can give time in the box to protect the batter from pitchers motivated to quick pitching. I am not criticizing Utrip only acknowledging the differences as someone that has a lot more experience on the field than most people.

Actually I do think Utrip gets it when it comes to seniors. They finally allow senior bats and do not allow traditional Utrip pitching. This is not the way seniors play. When we all dead and gone, do what you want.
May 8, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World Series Columbus Indiana ???

17Black, I could tell that you did your homework talking with you last week. We had a team for 10 years, and I wish that it was the same experience as yours. Your team is a class act, and I was glad to get to know them a little better than I did before. I wish you the best of luck and hope you find your way to the TOC with the tournaments that you select. It must be a great experience to travel and play with your friends.
May 8, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World Series Columbus Indiana ???

17Black, I saw that, but I knew that you would also notice this. We usually seem to have a little better draw on the Majors here in Indy for whatever reason. I noticed when I was looking that you played in the Northern Championships last year, but you did not play in the Northeast Championships in Syracuse. They also had 3 50 upper teams (2 major, 1 major plus) last year, but I am thinking that they were ones that you might not see as much. While I always like for teams to come to Indiana events, I also disliked traveling long distances to play the same teams all the time. That seldom happened to us in SSUSA events, but we went all the way to Plano one time to play in a 5 team bracket to play against our local Brickyard team 3 times and never even played the Fossils. I am sure that you will do the right thing by your team, and if there is anything that I can do, please just ask. Chuck Sharkey is the NY director, and I am sure that he would be glad to help you if you think Syracuse might fit your needs. I met him earlier in the year, and he was pretty easy to talk with. His contact information is on this site.
May 8, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Webbie, I like the wooden bat idea. I have a picture in my head of you guys playing it in old time baseball uniforms though.

I watched 16" ball played in Chicago, and up there it is strictly no glove defense.

Also Utrip senior softball is not the only one that defers to "our" rules. ASA and ISA do not allow stealing (base burglar) in their senior divisions.
May 8, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

...and even the senior portion of Utrip does not allow their pitching style. Utrip pitching in all other divisions but seniors is about deception. Senior softball is about sportsmanship and playing. So it would never work, kid.
May 6, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World Series Columbus Indiana ???

Jerry Jackson runs the tournament and usually brings his own crew and handles everything. I have gone to visit in Columbus and some other locations that it has been in the past, but I have never analyzed it by divisions before. I did a little searching on this site, and while you can find some lists of team names from prior years, last year the actual bracket was posted on the site (found the links in one of the messages). This is the 50s to save you the search http://seniorsoftball.com/wc/wc2014/ISA-14-50.pdf.

Columbus is a very nice, smaller city. Lincoln Park is one of the nicest softball facilities in Indiana and has a long history of senior softball leagues and tournaments.


May 5, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new umps

I wish that you had told me that you were Rich33. I guess my handle is just too easy to figure out. I hope to see you somewhere soon. Good luck.
May 5, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new umps

Thank you. I take a lot of pride in umpiring. It is also easier for me than a lot of the other things that have to be done for a tournament. I am guessing that you were up on the deck.

Always take your gear with you to be able to deduct your mileage. It is never your fault if you talk about doing games and are never scheduled any. I have had many trips to tournaments in Florida with our team that I was able to claim mileage for because of this; so I always talk with tournament directors and/or UICs before I travel. I have a wonderful CPA that watches out for me.
May 5, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Southwest Championship

I never heard anyone curse out a rule book before, but now I have. The balls should go in through the umpire to inspect before going into the game. I also ask in the plate meeting for the pitcher and catcher to also help me with monitoring the ball just in case something should happen such as the foul or home run ball returned not being the same one.
May 5, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new umps

I sure wish that you could have done the two games that the golf course grounds maintenance guy and I split Saturday night. I had a good game, but I try to stay off the diamond during the tournament. I always mention mileage because my two man partner had been umpiring thirty years and never realized it.

I am still concerned by Gary's comment because I tried to have the older, more experienced umpires in the first session and am hoping that he was treated correctly here. No one was a new umpire this year. I want to thank Tony Maxwell of Midwest for helping us get the umpires that we requested and filling in the gaps with umpires with experience. I also want to thank him for the work on the fields by his grounds crew.
May 5, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new umps

Rich, it would probably be better for you to contact the individual directors. Each tournament may be handled a little differently. I make some specific requests for the Brickyard that I give to a scheduler; Jerry usually brings his own crew for the ISA. Also I did not match up your dates, but there is no tournament July 24 in Indiana for SSUSA, but the ISA is July 31 in Columbus, Indiana.

Being an umpire and making the contacts should allow you to write off the mileage whether you end up doing games or not. Of course always check with your accountant. It looks like you have a lot of miles ahead of you. Feel free to contact me if you need any advice.


May 4, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brickyard

Thanks from both of us. I am glad to see that you made it home. I was a little worried about you with all of the miles that you put in last week. Of course I know that it was well worth it with yesterday's results. Take care. I am glad that you enjoyed your time here in Indy.
May 4, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new umps

Gary, you are very correct. I present it to our umpires as "It is just like regular softball except..." because it is not that different. I also let them know that at least in the older divisions, they can pretty much watch the players as they do the right things almost automatically which will only help teach the umpire. I also tell them that while everyone appreciates the hustle to the bases that they should not stop watching home if someone is heading that way because if they mess up on senior rule at home that they will not be forgiven.

If you ever have an issue like this with an umpire, and I am at a location, please let me know, and I can help get them on our frequency. I am sure that other directors and UICs would feel the same.
April 28, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

We are very proud of the kid from Columbus, Indiana here. Whenever I am asked about the best, he always comes to mind first. His kindness and not having a big head about his ability only add to the person that he is. I know Coachie probably watches him hitting every day and says to himself "You did good, kid."
April 27, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Actually AA has many of the same participation problems as Major+. They often go to tournaments as the only one and go into the lion's den to be potentially beat up by AAA and Major teams, even when equalizers are used. Yet they are more worried about playing and competing, and you hardly ever hear them complain about the lack of participation of other AA teams at some events.
April 27, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Benji4, I can tell that you are really upset, but I can guarantee you that female anatomy has nothing to do with it. Tim knows that I do not agree with him on this point. He is younger; so don't let your blood pressure get up.

The one point people ignore when this discussion comes up is availability of coaches and managers. Having been in those roles before I know that the roller coaster suggested would cause many to quit, and Major and Major+ players need someone in a role willing to take care of a team.

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