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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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Men's 55

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March 29, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

We had 50 teams last year. Only the "young" boys are playing over the weekend this year to help with expansion. The Mini Marathon is that Saturday but am not aware of any other events in Indy that weekend, but then if it does not involve softball, I am probably clueless. Midwest does have a person that helps them handle rooms if anyone wants any help. Just let me know, and I can hook you up with her.

The Brickyard is only a month away. Hopefully it is on your schedule. This is the 16th year of Coachie's dream for Indy, and it has one of the best turnouts in the Midwest. So be there, or be square.
March 16, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

We are just over 6 weeks away from the 2015 Brickyard qualifier in Indy. This is the first senior tournament of the year up here, and we are all getting pretty excited about playing outside because it was a brutally cold winter. I am hoping to see a lot of you there. If you have never been to the Brickyard, you might want to consider adding it to your tournament schedule. It is one of the best attended senior tournaments in the Midwest.
March 11, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: state directors changing rules

VDS, the best way to handle this is to contact the office directly, 916-326-5303.
March 9, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team 50+ in the SE Mich area

Sorry, I was not suggesting that you join a league team. I just know when you are trying to find a team that sometimes local contacts can be a good resource. I am sure that some people may get picked up from posting on this board, but I think that talking to people can lead to increased success. So if you look under ratings, and see a team that you might be interested in, and there is a league near that team, maybe they know a guy who knows a guy, and you might find your tournament team. I wish you the best of luck.
March 9, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team 50+ in the SE Mich area

Bobby, as long as you are a registered snowbird, you may have more options depending on which state is listed as your primary residence. In either case you can go to Ratings above, click on the State heading of the 50s, and you will be able to see the registered teams in Michigan and Florida sorted by state. You may also be able to get more contacts by clicking Leagues above and selecting the state, and you will be able to see any leagues that registered with contact information. Under Links above, there is contact information for directors for those states.

If you have any questions about being considered a snowbird, you should contact the main office about your individual situation.

Good luck. I hope that you find your team. There is nothing like senior softball.


March 6, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Our 80s players told me that pain is God's way of reminding us that we are alive. So I think about that whenever something hurts. It is better than the alternative; so be glad.
March 3, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

Turbo, thanks for explaining. Now I know where you were going with that. I guess that means that my personal HRF is still zero. ;-)

I also looked up his obituary, and there are some very nice softball memories listed in the condolences if anyone wants to look at or post to them http://quattlebaumfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1258/John_Elliott/obituary.html#content-start.

Too bad I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I will in the big game upstairs some day.
March 2, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

Turbo, I did not know Craig, and I mean no disrespect to him or you, but that means that he was batting just under 80 percent home runs which is still very impressive and bests most people's on base percentage. I hope he hits even more in that big game upstairs. He is definitely in good company there.
Feb. 25, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New resident of Manalapan NJ

Ho, I am with you, but it just adds a layer of ambiguity in this case; so I did not want to guess and possibly be wrong. Coachie and I shared the same account, but he never used it. Since I was the one submitting rosters and other manager tasks, it made sense for us, and you see whose "handle" is on the message board.

I have sworn to never bust the regular poster that called me and said, "You are really a girl? I thought you were a guy using his wife's account". So I am a girl, and we had a men's 55 team when he dissolved the team after about 10 years of having a senior men's team.

Hopefully the right Cooper will clarify this. If it is Mary, I will buy your adult beverage because of your thorough research. You are only one state to the right; so you should be able to collect pretty easily. Have fun.
Feb. 25, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New resident of Manalapan NJ

Ho, if you look a little more on that account, it is registered to Jim Cooper. There are messages from both Jim and Mary with that account. Past that I am not making any guesses.

kenaispal, if you look under Leagues at the top of this site, it has lists of leagues and contacts in and for New Jersey which should give you a start. Also on Ratings at the top of this site, touch the State column in an age group. So for Men's 55 as an example, there are three teams listed from New Jersey.
Feb. 20, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

Cal50, it does not happen every year, but in the past we have had 5 or more Major+ teams at the Brickyard in Indy. For many years we often had more Major and Major+ teams (50, 55) than some of the bigger tournaments. We have only consistently had one Kentucky team because it falls on the same weekend as the Derby. Let me know if you would like any more information, and it is only a couple of months away.
Feb. 19, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Round Robins

Years ago Jim Brumund of Chicago said to Coachie and me "You bring the beer, and we'll bring the steaks, and we'll meet somewhere between Chicago and Indy and play games all day." We had traveled everywhere and kept playing each other all over the country; so it was a pretty good suggestion, wish we had done it. He and Coachie are playing on the team upstairs now.

The thought occurred to me then that it would be really nice to have senior round robins on the weekends. My idea was maybe to have a house team or two and have other teams from around the area meet on a Friday night and play three games to give everyone a chance to play when there was a not a tournament.

Does anyone do anything like this in your area? Would you be likely to join in a team that was traveling to a city 50 - 100 miles away with a round robin team that was not necessarily your regular team? Men's round robins are pretty big here on Saturdays, but I would appreciate any input. You have to remember that my perspective is a little different because I am not trying to make any money on softball. I just love to be around it, especially senior softball and look for ways to create more play.

Thanks.
Feb. 19, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time

Neck10, I am glad that he got in touch with you. If you have any contact information for that league, let me know, and we can work to get them added to the Leagues list. I also need to work on Indiana because there is a new league trying to start up in northern Indiana, and one of the leagues listed no longer exists.
Feb. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Mo. player looking for 50AAA Team

Rickey, where are you when I need help with geography? The Missouri director is Randy Rowe, 816-623-3355. There is more contact information if you look under Links above for SSUSA Contacts for him. I always get confused on the Kansas City, Missouri or Kansas, and I used to travel there for work and am still not sure that I knew which state that I was in while there. Forgive me if you live in either city. I am pretty sure that I flew into Missouri and had to drive to Kansas, but that is about it. I know when running bases that once you get to first that you turn left and keep going until you get to second, then left again...
Feb. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Mo. player looking for 50AAA Team

Just to help with research, if you go out to the Ratings listed near the top of the page, you can go into Men's 50s and touch the states heading which will sort the teams by state. It looks like in 50s that there are 11 teams listed in Missouri. I do not know a lot of city names and locations there; so he may find something close. Also you can go to Leagues at the top of the page, and Missouri (listed under Central) has 7 listed. You may get some good contacts out of that. I did not see a state director, but if your friend cannot find someone, I can try to assist.

Feb. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Grand Rapids Mi

Looking under leagues earlier, I saw Traverse City, but as Neck10 pointed out, I am not an expert on Michigan cities; so you might want to look through the list for others that are close to you. Here is what was listed for TC:

League Contact: Barb Becket, Phone: 231-933-9692

Games are played on Monday Evenings

Age Divisions: 55+

Seasons: Summer (May - July)

Field: Civic Center, Traverse City, MI

This is one of my favorite cities in Michigan, nestled in the tart cherry capital of the U.S.
Feb. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Grand Rapids Mi

Thanks, Neck10, I figured someone would help me with geography in Michigan. I seem to only know the places that we played ball, skied, or went to the beach on the west side of the state. I have been to the UP more times than I have been to the actual thumb. I just knew that Lansing and Traverse City among some others were a stretch from Grand Rapids. I hope that between all of us that we can get Bob playing senior softball.
Feb. 17, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time

Thank you to all Veterans for your service. It is a positive that Vietnam Veterans can now share with us. They were treated so badly for so long. Thank you, Southpaw, for sharing this. I hope others will follow because we need to hear those stories to keep them from being forgotten. If you are in Indy, our war memorial is supposed to be one of a kind. They also offer no cost funeral facility services for Veterans if you know anyone in need. Let me know if you need any information about it. The Shrine room upstairs is probably one of the best kept secrets in Indy and will touch all inspirationally. There is also a Vietnam Cobra helicopter downstairs in the museum. We must never forget our Veterans and their service to our country.

Neck10, sorry, I do not have Mike's number. I have about 5 inches of snow here, but my county is not well known for snow removal or road maintenance. 60s are Thursday and Friday at the Brickyard because the 50s have increased so much each year, and we played about 15 to 16 hours a day last year on the weekend.
Feb. 17, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Grand Rapids Mi

If you are looking to play leagues, you can go to Leagues at the top of the page,and Michigan has some listed. I did not recognize any as close, but you may get some good contacts out of that.
Feb. 17, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Grand Rapids Mi

Bob, if you go out to the Ratings listed near the top of the page, you can go into Men's 50s and touch the states heading which will sort the teams by state. It looks like in 50s that there are 11 teams listed in Michigan. The only cities that I recognized the names of were closer to the thumb side; you may recognize one closer to you nearer the west side of the state. You did not mention if you were looking for league or tournament play. You will have more options if the latter is what you are seeking. Your state director is listed (under Links, SSUSA contacts) as Dave Mossoian 734-775-2869, and there is an E-mail link there. If all else fails, I can try to help you. I wish you the best of luck as senior softball can be a great experience and gives us an outlet to play.
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