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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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Men's 55

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June 13, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Carrying bat to first base

Dave may have more to add on the process, but you can either use snail mail or E-mail. If using the former, send to the national office, and include Attn: Rules Committee in the address. For the latter, send to info@seniorsoftball.com with Rules Committee in the subject.
June 10, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Carrying bat to first base

SSUSA uses the same rule as USA Softball (formerly ASA) which is the oldest softball association, and they haven't seen a need to change it. The only confusion comes from players who are used to other associations' rule. I always explain (in fun) that a player is allowed to carry the bat as long as they want as long as he doesn't hit anybody with it. I have never seen anyone carry the bat past first or do anything that would harm anyone else.

Turning2, I have only ever seen Dave suggest that if a person has a rule change suggestion that they submit it through the actual submission process. He has probably said a thousand times that no actions are taken by posts on this site on any subject.
June 3, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Ball travels further: ASA or SSUSA

Wood_1966, I was being a little funny, and hitting the ball hard enough to go over the fence is a skill, but being able to read a pitch and place it is a true talent. My dear Coachie could do that, and it was pretty hot. This chick really dug it, and you don't see it often.
June 3, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Ball travels further: ASA or SSUSA

Full Count, this chick prefers a place hitter or someone who can go with the pitch. Of course I understand and love the game. So I think what you are saying is that shallow chicks like deep hitters. This one prefers actual talent.
May 30, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls for Rock N Reno

AJC, I put an order in for you but seems like everything else...on backorder. Maybe next year. Good luck to you and your guys.
May 15, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly rule

RG, yes, it is a routine pop up to an infielder with less than two outs, runners on at least 1B and 2B. It is umpire's judgement. I didn't see the play that you described so won't comment directly on it. Most of the time it is really straight forward, but there are those instances where umpire's judgement is not perfect. The arc is deeper than you thought it was on the hit ball; the infielder moves completely the wrong way; the player can't see the ball or has zero fielding ability; I even once had a game with a 40 MPH wind (yes, Dave, it was Midwest) that the ball would normally have been to the 2nd baseman and floated to RC instead. I have also been yelled at because I called it with a SS that had great range and lateral movement or to a five man infield that popped up behind 2B. 90% of the time they catch that ball. I was correct, but players don't always agree. Calls like infield fly, foul ball, and time are definitely calls that you cannot take back, right or wrong.

To add another wrinkle, a routine pop up may not be the same based on what kind of game it is. Recreational league vs competitive league, 40+ vs 65+ vs 85+, adult vs 12 and under are examples of potential ability levels. I had a nice discussion with a 70+ pitcher. It was an infield fly if fair that went foul. He said, yes, it was a fairly simple pop up, but at our age my catcher and I just can't get to it anymore. He was right; it was not routine for them.

So this is just an umpire's perspective. In your example the umpire could have been right or wrong as could you. Judgements differ.
May 8, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Maryland Classic Apr 30-May2

Well, over 20 years ago we did what I fondly call spring training by meeting up with teams in Florida and playing at their chosen field. One day we met up with the Sons of Beaches (a Canadian team that ended up being snowbirds together). They self umpired it. When it was Coachie's turn, he called one of them safe at 2B. He said You're crazy; I was clearly out and walked back to the dugout. When we returned home to Indy our Johnny G announced over the PA that Florida had just called, and Nancy was welcome to umpire there anytime but that Coachie was banned from umpiring in their state ever again. I really miss those days...and Coachie and Johnny. Spring training was always my favorite senior softball.
May 8, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Stick8, I have read this a few times but can't get beyond Runner at third has touched home. Senior softball there's an out. Forgive me, just amusing me.
May 3, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 2021

LeeM, you can actually answer that question yourself from resources on this site. If you look at the bottom of Tournaments, there is the Tournament Archive which has that information for many years.
March 21, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: DENNIS

Reggie4's, thanks. I was just going by the SSUSA list. I heard that Mike might move up but didn't know for sure.
March 16, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: DENNIS

Sixshooter, welcome to Indy. The competitive league starts this Thursday weather permitting. If you do Facebook, their site is Central IN Senior Softball Competitive. The park would not be your best source of information. Right now we do not have a 60 tournament team but do have 55. Most of those play in that league. I am aware of a 60 team trying to form in an eligible state depending on your player history. Please feel free to reach out to me if you want information on anything here. Our SSUSA qualifier is scheduled next month at Midwest. There is also some indoor hitting practice at the Sport Zone which is near Midwest. They hit and solve World problems.
March 14, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: I'm sure I got it wrong---What would be the right call

Hi, B.J. I read the scenario as base coach. Then I saw Michael's comment and reread it and does not absolutely say that. As you indicated, a defensive coach would change the terminology and possible outcome. Hopefully all is well in sunny Florida.
March 13, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Dave, I was very involved in NSA when the 1 up rule was instituted. At the time we also had ASA, ISA, WASA, and Utrip in the area, and none of them had that rule. The first year everything was straight up. My state director and few others argued that it gave an unfair home team advantage. I tried to point out that was equal for both teams. They wanted to take away the 1 up for the home team in the last inning. I told them as a coach that if they did that I would always take visitor as the rule change gave them an advantage on homeruns. Of course they changed the rule the second year. That logic just isn't sound to you or me but is what they did.
March 13, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: I'm sure I got it wrong---What would be the right call

Franjan, is the coach a base coach or a defensive coach?
Feb. 1, 2021
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 55 team

Swarm, his Details say Tampa, Florida.
Nov. 30, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ralph Adams

WOOD27, I was friends with Ralph for over 25 years. It is too bad that you did not get to meet him. He was a great guy. At least he was doing something that he loved when he passed. His visitation was tough, but a lot of our friends were there. The funeral was on Facebook live. There were quite a few amusing stories about him during that. His sense of humor was not quite as dry as my belated husband's (even Ralph talked to me many times about how he could blow you away with a "Really?"), but he was very intelligent and could crack a good joke. I miss my friend and talking with him, but I know that he is in a better place.
Nov. 25, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Safe r out

An umpire should yell "dead ball", not that this would help a batter distinguish. I agree with B.J., as usual.
Oct. 16, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ralph Adams

The family just put out a much better obituary with his picture:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-adams&pid=196945375&fhid=3814




Oct. 16, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ray Ray has passed

Bruce, thank you for sharing this. My condolences to his family, friends, teammates, and softball framily. That is the only bad thing about Senior Softball is that our circle continues to get smaller. Just imagine the tournaments going on in Heaven though. I am glad that I got to see you this year again. Let's hope that we both have many more years with this life and game.
Oct. 16, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ralph Adams

Ralphie's family asked that I post this from them:

If people would like to donate in lieu of flowers, they can make a donation to A Few Good Men Riverside. Itís a small community organization that provides mentoring and school supplies to children in the Riverside Community. If people would like to know more about the org, they can visit their Facebook page: A Few Good Men Riverside. To make a donation in my fatherís honor, they can do so via Cash App with the following name: $2020FGM

The funeral service will be live-streamed on Facebook starting at noon on Monday Oct 19. The Facebook page is: Stuart Mortuary, Inc.
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