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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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March 24, 2024
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

The batter’s box is one of those things that I call heart rules. People get very emotional. Rather than add to that, why does everyone think that the pitcher’s “alley” is 6’ in their statements above? I know that has been 10’ for a very long time. If you look at the back of the rulebook, you can see the field dimensions.
Jan. 12, 2024
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55+ looking for team in Indiana

They just posted this: Hitting at Extra Innings South is scheduled for 9:30am tomorrow. I will be unable to attend. Two tunnels are reserved under my name and you will need to bring balls for those planning to hit. (See you next
week).
Jan. 12, 2024
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55+ looking for team in Indiana

If you do Facebook, here is where the Indy guys congregate. https://m.facebook.com/groups/2029519930416419. A lot of them do play on tournament teams and do indoor batting practice when cold. Let me know if can help you further. It’s fun to play with kids your own age.
Dec. 8, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

It is only an out in USA Softball. All of the other major associations it has to be over the batter’s head. I have had to explain this to only USA Softball umpires when they do seniors.
Sept. 8, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal batter substitution

Donna, totally agree. I was scorekeeper for our team. I never worried about illegal substitutions unless it was of benefit to us.
July 27, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

B.J., maybe texting and internet now. You know that you have my utmost respect. I never make the verbal, only the physical on things like that. They want to call themselves out, is on them on my field. Those who know me on the field know am pretty loud anyway. So when I do mess up, well…
July 26, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

B.J., my phone melted down or would talk with you on this. I was always taught not to give clues in clinics. For instance totally different situation, missing the plate or 1B. This year I have already had 2 young guys coming home Do I have to touch the plate? I will tell them after No, because is an appeal play. I always on a play like the example give the physical signal, and if they walk in the dugout to create their own out signal out but not verbalize. Rarely does anyone ever notice. The guy that taught me probably would have said You’re out and stupid. He taught me a lot…on what not to do. I am a big believer in umpires not getting themselves in bigger trouble. You know that you have my total respect.
July 25, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

It would probably depend a little bit, but I probably would do not more than signal safe. If he walks in the dugout, I would probably only signal the out and not verbalize. Just because they are not paying attention, there is no reason to get yourself in more trouble because of it. If they make themselves out, then it is unfortunately on them. I definitely would not call time until after I had the out in the dugout. We definitely aren’t there to provide clues, but not calling time should be more than enough.

Just one woman’s opinion.
July 20, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is this runners obstruction?

B.J. and Scoobie, well, duh on my part. That should teach me to play with this when trying to get away from a task didn’t want to do at work. The word deflected somehow got attached to the runner in my mind. Now that would have been interesting. What age group did a runner jump over a pitcher? I would have liked to have seen the play for sure. Thanks for not being too rough on me on a booted read.
July 20, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is this runners obstruction?

B.J., if I read and understood correctly, the runner was hit with his own batted ball in fair territory. I know that you know what I am thinking.
July 13, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Qualifier

I would call the office. We only ever had one qualifying tournament in the Midwest that had a women’s division and was long ago. They can talk with you about alternatives without qualifiers. Best wishes.
June 9, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad City Qualifier

Mike777, sorry, that was my word for Dave as applies to our non-softball work. You are right that sometimes things are hit or miss. Often if there is nothing on here about a tournament, it is because there were zero issues which is a good thing.
June 4, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad City Qualifier

I agree. No one ever lists before the payments are due. This is an independent director; so sometimes teams are never listed on this site. I did look back the last couple of years, and they were listed for those. There are lots of small tools on this site for a little “forensic” investigation.
June 4, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team!!

You might want to look up Florida Half Century to start meeting more kids your own age. We used to come down and play in their tournaments for what I called spring training. They have some social media too to maybe put some questions out.
May 11, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who decides?

John, if you will look more carefully at the tournaments, both are being run by independent directors. I seriously doubt if they talked about any of this with each other. If a tournament is run by the national office, things are carefully coordinated for all of those tournaments by them.
April 22, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Bruce, you know that I always value your input. If someone is clearly out of the box, I will definitely call it but have zero experience at BLD but have heard lots about their batter’s boxes. Honestly I have only had one in a tournament that really ever was clearly out of the box. It was at a B World Series. He ran up and was a couple of feet in front of it. He started arguing with me when I called it. I said No, I have zero idea that you are out of home runs and trying to drill the pitcher. He looked at me for a second and said Yes, ma’am and walked back to the dugout. Thankfully no one has ever said to me Our fans told you… I would have a hard time hiding my thoughts but would just ignore them.
April 21, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

BH44, I have heard a lot of complaints about the box at BLD in the past. I have been there but never officiated there; so I do not really have any knowledge one way or the other on it. Way to make my day. I always like having you and your team on my field as well. I learned to umpire in the inner city, and you had to be tough and be able to control the game. I did learn not to use over 2 syllable words and teach them the word firetruck. I just hope that people perceive me a fair on the field. I do want to be known for hustle as well. I am definitely loud enough for the outfield to hear me. Your poor catcher. Have a great season and hope to see you somewhere soon.
April 19, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

B.J., I know. It does get their attention. Never had to do it often, but they are not running over me.
April 19, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Mikelmart, was the batter's box marked? Honestly I rarely listen to fans as they are usually emotional and do not understand rules. Out of the box is an emotional subject. Rarely when one someone points it out are they correct. If they had been out of the batter's box, I would have already made that call.

Batter in bathroom, strike 2, then strike 3, out. That or give me a sub.

The team would have stayed in the field, or I would be calling balls on the batter(s). I would have been very verbal. After a couple of walks, I am sure that they might pay attention. 78 is not that hot for sure.

I might be considered meaner than B.J., but after years of doing this, the players and fans are not the ones to be controlling the game. Yes, I am a horrible babysitter.
April 7, 2023
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you call this one?

Rumor has it was directing a tournament. Butch was there too. You should have been there.
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