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Nancy Allen

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Indianapolis, IN

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July 2, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Neck10, I closed it for you. Of course I cannot keep track of John opening it again. I hope that I get to see you soon.
June 26, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Spider9188, I do not. You would want to ask Amy as she is taking entries. I was hoping that with Shelbyville that we would have some older teams as a couple of the 75+ teams call it home.
June 23, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

17Black, this is true. I found out this morning.
June 23, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior woman looking to play softball South Florida

You might look at the Florida Women's Half Century. Their Facebook page is Florida Women's Half-Century Softball League, Inc. Their regular web page is https://fwhcsl.com. I wish that we had more women playing overall.
June 21, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Dave and titanhd, happy Father's Day. Dave, you are the best at scheduling that I have ever met. I wish that was a skillset that I possessed. I know that not having to schedule a day for different divisions at Dunn has got to be a welcome relief. I only see one glitch, titanhd, if I am in a division that has played two days at Shelbyville and am staying at a motel there, I am probably not going to be too happy having to get up early on Sunday to drive 40 minutes to play in Columbus, especially if I am from a team that lives north.
June 16, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

17Black, Shelbyville is a big improvement over Dunn. Dave has scheduled it the last few years, but as you know it comes down to numbers in each division as to where divisions best fit. I know when I ran a team that in a situation like this, I would make two reservations. I would cancel the other one when I found out where we were actually playing. I hope that everything goes alright for you. Stay safe and catch up with you soon.
June 13, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

I would think that it is safe to say that it will depend on the number of entries in age divisions how field assignments will be done. The ISA director told me that most teams stay in Edinburgh which is north of Columbus. The parks are about 40 minutes apart, and most of the drive is I-65. Columbus is a sixplex, and Shelbyville is a fourplex. Let me know if you have local questions. It is one of the best senior softball events in the midwest.
June 2, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50+

Most of the competitive teams play in a Thursday night league at Midwest which they think might start after the 15th based on the Governor's state reopening plan. They have a Facebook page, Central IN Senior Softball Competitive Thursday night League. If you can join that page, you will have contact with the teams.
May 29, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA world Series

titanhd, true and like Columbus, it is mostly concrete. There are some trees behind the diamond by the fairgrounds. I have yet to see a senior go to the splash park. Both parks are still better than Dunn. It got hit by a tornado last year, and no one noticed. That is pretty telling. One of the light poles was snapped in two, and the shade trees were blown away.
May 28, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA world Series

Yes, titanhd, the dust bowl is gone from the schedule. If you've never been to Shelbyville, it is very nice.
May 28, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA world Series

Neither park is in Marion county (Indy) which has tighter restrictions than the rest of the state. The private parks there are opening after June 15 by the opening plan. I did get a chuckle on the way home because of you. Should I have told you that you could land the team plane at the Columbus airport? Every team has one, right? Just let me know what other questions that you may have. I know that we may have lost a few players to the casino and track near Shelbyville.
May 28, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA world Series

ISA has put on some smaller senior tournaments in the past and has been looking to expand those, but of course this was not the year for that. I would fly into Indianapolis, but Louisville is also an option. It has been historically in Columbus, but they added Shelbyville this year. Both are very nice complexes. SSUSA has done the scheduling in the past and of course would need to have a better idea of numbers before they can do that to know what divisions will be at each park. Shelbyville would be closer to Indy. I had talked with the ISA director, and he said that most teams stay in Edinburgh which is not a very long drive from either complex. They have always had the manager meeting the night before.
May 28, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA world Series

TD. Tom, ISA is the sister organization of SSUSA, and SSUSA rules are used. If you look under Tournaments on this site, you can see some of the details. We used to play in it and have officiated it for several years. They added a new complex to the schedule this year as the tournament was growing. I think that it is a very good event, one of the best in the Midwest. I am from the area and can answer any questions that you might have on it.
May 22, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: California Tournaments

I am not special, and this was not a political discussion at all and not even sure why you went off on that tangent. This is definitely not the place for that or disparaging remarks about anyone including Californians or Michaganders. So we can just disagree.
May 22, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: California Tournaments

Wood_1966, I still fail to see the humor. What you called it was name calling. It was not a funny nickname; it was pretty much an insult to the state. I like the diversity of our 50 states and don't have an insulting or disparaging name for any of them.
May 22, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: California Tournaments

Wood_1966, what would possess you to name call like that especially in a forum like this? If you don't like the Golden State, maybe you just should reuse yourself from playing there.
May 8, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any Chance for California Tournaments

AJC, our 20 year tournament here was cancelled early on. Saturday was warm and sunny with zero rain...of course. It was the first time that the temperature was 80 since October 3. There is speculation that softball will begin again in June. I really miss it and my softball framily. I wish you and your team the best. It will feel good to take it out on the ball for sure. Take good care of yourself, and have good safe fun.
May 7, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any Chance for California Tournaments

AJC, I wish you and your team the best. I really miss softball and will be your fan from afar.
April 15, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Proper senior bat weight as we age

That is an interesting question. The way that I see it on heavy bats, there was before and after Ray DeMarini. I remember the men mostly swinging 36 and 38 ounce bats. When I started playing, I had a hard time finding a 30 ounce, and that was considered a light bat. Then along came Ray, and the concept of bat speed revolutionized our sport (along with bat composition materials). The aluminum relics started to disappear from the field and bat bags. I would be surprised if manufacturers make anything over a 30 ounce now. So I now swing a 25.5 and a 26, and they definitely out perform my old 30 Tennessee Thumper. I know that I am smaller than you, female, and less than 65, but I remember BRD (Before Ray DeMarini). Does age influence bat weight; does any of that come from swinging the old heavy bats? I think that we all have our preferences and am not planning on swinging a 27 ounce when I get older.
March 10, 2020
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

I have thought about this a lot. Here in Indiana we have had 87 flu deaths this year vs 0 COVID-19...so far. Our first confirmed cases have started to be identified. I am reminded of the WMC in 2001. Our flight was supposed to leave on September 12. Obviously that did not happen. SSUSA gave us the option of arriving when we could to compete or to be able to decide to not participate through no fault of our own. We met as a team, and all but one of us decided that the terrorists were not going to impact our right to play senior softball. When we arrived at the airport in Las Vegas, we were on one of the first planes in after 9/11. There waiting for the plane to depart were our older friends the Country Bins who had won their division but then got stranded there because of 9/11. The hugs and tears of joy were plentiful seeing each other. We had a great tournament and made the right decision.

This enemy is much different than the ones of 9/11. I believe that SSUSA will make the right decisions as they did back then. That being said just like back then, I think that teams need to decide collectively what the right thing to do is for them.

I hope none of us are impacted by this, and this is just another thing that we can all talk about our experiences in the future. This is just the opinion of one woman who loves this game that we are fortunate enough to participate in. Of course I also think there is no place like home...plate.
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