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Nancy Allen

Location:
Indianapolis, IN

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Men's 55

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Aug. 23, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas

Kl14kevin, did you look in the pink section above?
Aug. 23, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Injury-riddled VA-based AAA team needs players for Vegas

Are you still a 60 AAA team?
Aug. 22, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 50's tournament team

XXXL, there are a couple of resources here that might help you. If you go above to Leagues, you can look at contacts in the state for that. They are often a good resource for what teams in the area are doing. I know that Dayton has a very strong program with tournament teams. You can also get some idea of what teams may be in your area by going to Ratings above. If you click on State, it will sort the list for easier reading. If I can be of further service, please feel free to contact me.
Aug. 22, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Roy

Pop66roy, I think that you might have the right letters in the wrong order. If you are interested in SSUSA bat requirements, look at the Bat Policy above. In addition that page also has a link to a list of approved bats. So you will need both of those to determine if a specific ASA (now USA Softball) bat is legal for SSUSA use.
Aug. 21, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: toothpick

Reggie4's, of course I do. That was one of the worst rules ever. For anyone not there, the NSA rule for several years was automatic ejection if jewelry was visible. I did ask for a sub three times. I will never forget that little catcher tapping on my leg and pointing up at that small bit of chain tucking over his collar. You and I know that he must have had it on all day. It just never was visible until that moment. I was so glad when they got rid of that rule.
Aug. 21, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: toothpick

Dave, I am thinking in the back of my mind, "Was it lit?". People seem to think sometimes that it is no big deal to have a cigarette when they come on the field. My question is "Is it lit?" Of course they lie and say no while disposing of it. I don't see where a toothpick is any more harm to anyone than say gum or a tongue piercing. The batter might get a splinter in his tongue or swallow it, but we can administer first aid. I agree that there was some heavy testosterone shots being shared.
Aug. 18, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New To The South - Pitcher

If you use Facebook, the group Georgia Elite Senior Softball should be a good resource for that area. Bruce is on this board sometimes and can tell you more. All of the posts that I have seen from that group are from him. If you have any trouble finding it, let me know, and I can try to assist you. Good luck!
Aug. 14, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: wanting to play

Is it safe to assume from your area code that you reside in Texas?
July 20, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Capt Kirk, I see them out there. Maybe you need to refresh your browser?
July 19, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Good Player looking to join AAA Major or Plus

Tbone0930, I see that you got it worked out. I did talk to Tony about you. I know that it is a little far, but if you ever want any information on the Indy competitive league on Thursday nights, just let me know. It is on the northwest side of town not far off of I65. Good luck.
July 19, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

Since you are not an umpire, your assessment of what constitutes a good umpire is not terribly relevant. You also make a bad assumption that I only do this as a plate umpire. Often they do turn around, but I have this person called a partner, and we do see that number between the two of us. BJ is a great umpire and does write everything down, and I have always admitted that is more technically correct. However I have made the automatic call on the illegal courtesy many times including three last year and have never had the defense have to appeal an illegal courtesy runner to me so far. So my method works for me and has been effective so far.
July 19, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

They have these things on the back of their jerseys called numbers. We can see these numbers. These numbers are also on our official game card.
July 18, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: isa Columbus Indiana

One dogg, if you look under Tournaments above, the team listing is there. This tournament has one of the best track records for weather issues in the Midwest since it came to Indiana. I think that Mother Nature knows better than to mess with Jerry Jackson.

Good luck in your division!
July 18, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

coop, you are probably thinking about batting out of order? Yes, this is an easy call and the umpire's responsibility for an automatic call. This is why when I have a game, I make them call their numbers out. If I hear 36 twice that inning, I have a "winner". As a scorekeeper, I have gotten a few outs when the umpire did not get it. I really wish that I could come keep score for you. I am definitely a team player and was very good at it. My softball keeps getting in the way of my softball in an odd twist. Hopefully I can join the team soon. I really miss that part of the game.

BJ, thanks as always. I know so many people think that this is not an automatic call, but it is actually a pretty easy one. I know that how you track it is more correct than mine, but mine has worked for me and gotten many outs on possible senior moments by teams. I might not smile, but coop and I would definitely have an adult beverage conversation later.

I know that there is no way that this can ever be enforced, but every team needs a competent scorekeeper to keep them out of trouble and occassionally get them an out.
July 18, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softballs

17Black, things change, and we keep getting older. I wish you the best of luck in the tournament.
July 17, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

Too bad that I wasn't your umpire, out the moment that he touched 1B.
July 17, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softballs

17Black, I have missed you and your team. Hopefully I will see you there. I am probably at Dunn.
July 17, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softballs

17Black, Dave is right that two years ago that there were not enough Stotes, and Dunn passed out Rocks while Lincoln passed out Stotes. Yes, the look on my face was probably priceless when I saw a Rock. Last year the balls were the ISA balls, Worth Super Gold Dot Extreme which were 44/400s. Let's just say the players were really happy. I did send Jerry a message, and he gave me a priceless Jerry answer. My guess would be the ISA ball. If I find out before the tournament, I will post.
July 16, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling on Run Down

STL0, when I first started umpiring, I mostly did NSA. They had a rule that said that the runner could not retreat to 1B. We had it happen on one of the games in the B state tournament. That was a long drawn out fight. Our state director ended the argument with the rulebook although did not win the popularity contest. He went to the convention that year and was able to get the rule changed. I also saw one of the best umpires in the state call a runner out because he hit the ground. The catcher didn't tag him, but the umpire said that he was out of the base path. He is a friend of mine, but we never discussed it. The call was against our team and thought was better to let it go. I just never heard of anyone going under the base path.

I can list several rules over the years in different associations that I have worked that I didn't like or got umpires in trouble. Some have been changed. I always enforce rules no matter what my opinion of them is.
July 16, 2019
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment line

Well, this for fun post cranked way up on the serious level.

However, it reminded me of my dear departed friend that I learned more about umpiring from by NOT doing what he did. I will start with an example. A runner pushes it to 2B. Runner is clearly in contact with the bag when the fielder tags him. His theory was that if the ball beats the runner that they are out without regard to the timing of the tag. Of course the runner would raise a complaint. So my friend would say, "You're out, and you're stupid for trying". So what reminded me of him was the laps thought. I can imagine him calling the game for a travesty of the game if the runner did laps or even danced in that situation. Game over, time for a chili cheese dog (do you have any idea what a mess that makes in a softball bag?). He taught me a lot of what not do. Thanks for the memory.

Yes, neck10, this was your umpire in the famous gate incident.

Even so I miss him but definitely learned from example of what not to do.
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