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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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Feb. 15, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: butch drake

neck10, I had a nice talk with Butch last night. I was very happy that he sounded as well as he did. His goal is to play softball. I told him just to concentrate on that first 70 feet. I know that Coachie and Meek are watching over him. Butch's wife is awesome as well. It touches me how much she has done for him. Gentlemen, that is true love.

Feb. 15, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Jerseys

Dorsey1, the one time that I called Tournament Sports right after the tournament, they batched mine with other requests, and I got my items. I think the key is to contact them promptly. This was my experience, and I was very happy with the outcome.
Feb. 8, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Metro in Indy

With the owners of Metro announcing that they will not be opening in the spring, and that they will be selling the complex, I have had a lot of nice conversations with our local seniors about their leagues. So far no one has said that they intend on buying the complex, but I am hopeful and have found a couple of other options that probably will not be optimal for various reasons. If I hear anything, I will post it here as not everyone contacts me directly. Also feel free to post any information that you might have about the complex or options under this topic. There are some other shake ups at other local parks, but none of those include any impact to seniors if anyone wants to talk about those offline. Thanks.
Feb. 6, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: butch drake

Neck10, now I can't Rickey, don't lose that number out of my head. Curses. Jill and I talked again today. She and Butch really helped me when I lost Coachie, but it is hard to understand that it is true love when a wife becomes a caregiver when her husband has health issues. I think that it is even more difficult when they were strong active men when they were younger. I know of women who have left their husbands in this situation. Jill and I both take our vows very strongly and seriously. She is a good wife, and Butch is very lucky to have her. I intend to be there for them like they were for me.

Please close the gate, my dear friend from up above, a state above.
Feb. 5, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: butch drake

Steve, I keep in contact with Jill and have a few more details. You can always call or text me at 317-372-1234. He is doing well considering this is a tough surgery. Dave, I will see to it that Jill gets him there. Of course he might have to use Coachie's old parking place outside the office. Neck10, could you please close the gate for me?
Jan. 27, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: U-Trip

Corky, feel free to call me any time.
Jan. 27, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The passing of Steve Meek (Meeker)

Butch told me that he was put on the transplant list Monday. They told him that it could be a day or a year. He and Coachie were best friends, and Butch and Jill have been very important in helping me get through my loss.
Jan. 26, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

Clean Up, that is probably right. Most guys at our parks were swinging 36 and 38 ounce bats at the time. 30 was unheard of for a man to swing back then. Now they would complain that it is too heavy.
Jan. 26, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: U-Trip

Corky, you have 2 handles now?

You could always ump on the weekend to get out of the house. At least you don't have the problem with your wife that Coachie did...getting her out of the ballpark.
Jan. 26, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

cyborg45, that is interesting. I attended a lot of meetings on compression, BPF, and the trampoline effect of the "new" bats. I truly had never heard what you are describing, but I will definitely be looking for some more information. Of course I was dealing with some good old boys meetings of associations that did not have their ducks in row like SSUSA does. They often wondered why a girl had any interest in this.

curveball, that makes my day. I did not know Ray personally but felt like I knew him because of his show. Too bad he was probably too early for the senior bat technology of today. One thing that I found interesting is that he had a segment on batting warmups. I don't remember all of the details, but he said that using a heavy warm up bat was not the right way to train the muscles, and that using a Wiffle ball bat was the best way to get those muscles ready for batting. I actually had an aluminum (another story for another day) Wiffle ball bat that we kept in Coachie's bag.

I still remember the day that someone brought the DeMarini bat into Metro. Of course Coachie had to have it, and I probably still have it in his collection. It was before the one that we have seen so many of back in the day.

I remember that way back then that I struggled to even find a 29 ounce bat. I am a little gal, and even a 30 was just so hard for me to get around. When I found my 29 Tennessee Thumper, I was ecstatic. As the bat weights dropped, I had a lot more choice. My favorite was my 25.5 EST, but I am happy with a 26 because that EST does not have a lot of durability, and I am sure that if a man hit with it that it would promptly dent.

fennellwg, thank you for the shout out. I was pretty young then, but I remember it clearly. It was like the Beatles revolutionizing rock 'n roll in the history of bats. Most of the guys that I knew used a 36 or 38 which are clubs compared to today's bats.
Jan. 24, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

...but we have senior bats. We win. I just regret that Ray DeMarini never got to play senior softball. Maybe he is playing it in Heaven. Anyone else ever watch his show besides us?
Jan. 24, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: U-Trip

Well, the thing to remember about Utrip is that they have the right letters in the wrong order. Dave is an honorary Hoosier, and rumor has it that he has kissed the bricks. If he ever did want a beer, he has an open tab at the Fishbowl.

Since seniors are not really a part of that association, I hope to see you at Indy and Columbus. It's great to play with kids your own age.
Jan. 24, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The passing of Steve Meek (Meeker)

I cannot believe that he is gone. I only learned of it today thanks to SSUSA. He, Coachie, and I were the best of friends, and he is the reason that our team won a national championship. I will never forget that I saw the look on his face when that pitch came in. He was older than our guys, and the outfield pulled in. He smacked it hard. Back then it was before he had his knees done, and he was very bow legged. Somehow he made it to 3rd and tied the game. I had the scorebook in one hand and put my other hand on Coachie's arm. I was afraid to breath, but I knew that we were going to win that game. He tied it up and got his courtesy runner. I know that he and Coachie are playing today.

Anyway, I love you, Steve, and it saddens me to think of him gone, but I know that you and Coachie have the best major plus team in Heaven. I hope that you still need a scorekeeper and fan when I get there.
Jan. 24, 2018
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

I agree with PoollShark, but to me it was because Ray DeMarini came up with the theory of bat speed. He was correct, and his bats revolutionized softball. At least that is the way that I remember it.
Sept. 29, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly interpretation

A lot of players also assume that it is a dead ball situation which it is not, or that it is a ball in the infield instead of a routine fly ball to an infielder.

I have lots of funny stories, and I am sure that B.J. and Hat Man do too.
Sept. 29, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60/65 Major World results

I know that when I have friends playing, and I am really interested in how things are going that we usually text about it or even talk on the phone.

I try to never say anything negative about other associations, but some have far fewer tournaments with far fewer teams. So maybe they have a lot more time. There is a lot to do with 612 teams. If someone were to compare SSUSA with the others, I would say that I have a much stronger preference for their concerns about the players. AED machines are on site, and directors are trained in their use and CPR. I lost a friend during a tournament last year of the organization that someone stated is so good at results posting. There was no AED machine on site, and another Indiana team stopped their game to perform CPR on him until EMT arrived. I would rather have my friend alive and playing than to know who won anything. So concern for saving a life vs knowing who won, I think is an easy choice at least for me.

I respect your opinion if it is different.
July 26, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 65 AAA Outfielder

I have a friend who is a coach that wants to attend the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas. He is one outfielder short of being able to do that. He asked for my help, and I have come up short with my resources here. He would make the arrangements with the office, but what he is needing is a man eligible to play outfield as a 65 AAA that would be available for Las Vegas. You must live in Illinois or one of the states that border it. You can call me at 317-372-1234 if this would be something that would interest you. I can give you details and put you in touch with him. Thank you.
July 24, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pictues/Articles of my son...

OldTimes, if you cannot find it, we can talk offline. It looks like any of us on it can invite new members. My husband played and coached for years in the same area and was friends with Roger New. I have a very funny Riverside Paving story from a tournament in Seymour. I wish you well. It is good to keep our lost ones alive in this way.
July 22, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pictues/Articles of my son...

There is a Facebook group called Softball Community Talk, and I know that many of the guys on there played for or against those teams, and they share old pictures in it. Since I know those teams listed well, I probably met your son before. You are in my prayers.
July 19, 2017
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Joke

DBurke23, I know that I have seen it in baseball and fastpitch softball, but it was just too funny for the coach to try and tell me that this was a SSUSA rule; he should have picked a different association to blame this on. Then especially to say out west when who knows when the last time they played west of the Mississippi was.

Neck10, I missed you so much at the Brickyard. I actually did think about you because I was not at Midwest, but a thrown ball wedged into the bottom of the gate where I was. The 1st baseman held his hands up wanting a ground rule double. After time was called we had a nice discussion on how the ball was playable, could pick it right up. It was not outside the field, and a poorly thrown ball is never a basis for a ground rule double. I wish that you had been there. Where are you playing in the next few months? I would like to try and catch up with you and your guys.

I love this game.
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