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Nancy Allen

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Men's 55

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, Oct. 6, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shirts/Dri-Fit jerseys from Senior World Master tourney in Las Vegas

Tournament Sports made the tournament shirts which I think is what you are talking about. This would be Rick Seifman, 623-776-3525. This is a land line. I am sure that he is just now coming up for air. tournsport@aol.com is what I have as the E-mail for the company. Hope that helps.
, Sept. 25, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Brian Goff

I was at Charney last night, but I wish that I could have been with you all at Metro. Coachie's celebration of life was on diamond 1, and I left some of him there; so at least the Allens were represented. We have a wonderful softball family here in Indy. A friend of ours said that sometimes it is the family we make that gets us through. You are all part of mine.
, Sept. 24, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Brian Goff

I was very fortunate to have a nice conversation with Brian about senior softball a few weeks ago when he was subbing on a Thursday night at Charney. I will cherish that conversation always.

I have been talking with a lot of seniors here since the weekend. Besides all of the other emotions, there was something that was mentioned several times that I am really touched by. When this happened, one of the Brickyard teams was nearby and had people qualified to deal with a medical emergency. They rushed to him and did everything that they could to keep him. They did this until EMTs arrived. I just wanted to thank them for being there and helping him.

This was NOT a SSUSA event, but I think it is a good example of why an AED defibrillator should be at any senior event, charged and ready to go, and why tournament personnel should be trained to use it.

My prayers also go out to his teams, Circle City Playmakers, Nu-Tech Roofing, and Life Church.
, Sept. 22, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Brian Goff

This is the heart breaking part of senior softball, but at least he died doing something he loved. He also played at Charney (AKA Oren Alexander) in Lawrence on Mondays. God bless his loved ones and our hometown Circle City Playmakers.
, Sept. 9, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking 50+ league or touneys, southeast Michigan

kws, this is under the Leagues tab above, but here is the list that includes Michigan. https://seniorsoftball.com/great_lakes I know our Indiana list needs work; hopefully yours is more up to date. Also under links, it shows your state director as Dave Mossoian. I know this list needs some work too; so if you get stuck, I always try to assist. Senior softball is good because you get to play with kids your own age.
, Sept. 1, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another Safe or out Question

Dear Webbie25, I was not offended. I just think every paid umpire should take this job seriously, even if only part time. At least I do not have calling a man out with the 1B several feet off the bag, especially recorded for history. My partner and I work really well together. Before we got together, I never felt that true sense of being a team. Of course it can be tough being a girl in this mix, but I have out lasted them all. My partner has 49 years experience vs my 21. For many years we did big Utrip tournaments at Midwest. He was my rabbit every game because he did not want their plate. His name is Steve Dickey, and he is my friend and hero.
, Aug. 31, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another Safe or out Question

Webbie25, I feel as an umpire that I am a professional. I do not get paid what the ones do in the big leagues, but I try to hustle, know my rules, be approachable, and get the call right. That is what I am being paid to do. I am not going to check with my partner on every call. Mine and I have our signals worked out for us to know when the other one really wants help without even getting near each other. You have to remember that there are some players that will challenge every call, and you cannot let them get away with that. We have worked together a long time, and we work very well together.

As a scorekeeper, I have gotten 2 outs for my team in seniors. In young guy ball, I have gotten many more. I have had a lot in illegal substitutions. Of course I do it like poker. I never ask unless they get on base or make a play. Also knowing the rules has gotten us a few calls as well. I really believe that for many years that I was the best slow pitch scorekeeper in Indy. I have some pretty crazy stories about those days, but those are for another day.
, Aug. 27, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another Safe or out Question

This is not an NA opinion, but my 2 man partner would say, you screwed the pooch. Eat it, and live with it. He has umpired 48 years, and I respect my elders.
, Aug. 27, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another Safe or out Question

Not even going to comment on the umpire part. I have lost counts a couple of times, but I don't have a story to tell. I did ring a batter up one time in a 0-0 count when I was doing a lot of 1-1. My indicator was right, but my brain said strike 3. I apologized, and he then had 2 strikes and didn't have a heart attack.

This is a good example of why every team needs their own reliable scorekeeper and why I always kept our team's every game, and they (almost) always relied on me for outs, home runs, courtesy runners, therapy, etc.
, Aug. 26, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Championship

Dave did not have to contend with our Timmy. That gate on 3 has been like that for a long time. Diamond 1 is configured like 3, but the small gate is on the 3rd base side. So there are not as many wide throws to it as 1st, plus it does not have the space around it that our favorite diamond does. Several years ago the drainage went bad on it. I actually had a pond with 2 ducks swimming in it between 2nd and center field one night. Fortunately he finally fixed it.

If your shortstop wants throwing practice to 1st, I am available.

Everything is better in Michigan, silly.
, Aug. 25, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Championship

17Black, I was thinking that you might have seen 2:00 AM when you drove from Florida to the Fishbowl. I know you were beat but dedicated. I tend to spend too much time at ballparks, but it is what I love. I have some pretty good stories from over the years. Of course the older I get, the better I was.
, Aug. 25, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Championship

Yes, there certainly were. We were at the Fishbowl across the parking lot which specializes in adult beverages. Let's just call it the starting line. I have seen a lot more sunrises at Metro when I was younger from staying up all night talking about softball than I have at Midwest, but let's just say no one has ever gotten pulled over if they stayed in the parking lot. In all fairness to sleep, I have slept very little in the last year and a half. So if your roommate has you awake at 2:00 AM, you might be able to call me to tell you softball stories to get you back to sleep. ;-)
, Aug. 24, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Championship

So I take it that there are no gates up there? I was at Midwest early Friday and checked that one gate for you. It closes, but balls still go through. Bats can still roll under the right side. I wish I had your cell number that night. I would have sent you a couple of classic pictures of what the grounds crew did/didn't do for Friday night. I should have come up there and hung with all of you. I had a decent weekend and hung with friends down here. Both tournaments that I was supposed to work cancelled. Beautiful weekend and the park was empty. So we had golf cart races at 2:00 AM. I parked mine underneath the scoreboard on diamond 3 just for you.
, Aug. 24, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

Wayne 37, thanks. I guess when the studio changed her name to Janet Leigh that there was some hesitation because they thought that it might be confused with Vivien Leigh.

Curty and I did discuss A League of Their Own above except we both omitted the "A".
, Aug. 22, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

Wayne 37, if you ever speak of a woman in a historic sense, I think it is better to mention their merits. My first marriage was bad, and I would not take kindly to someone describing me in terms of my ex husband. Perhaps you could of referenced Janet Leigh as Jamie Leigh Curtis' mother or the wonderful actress in the shower scene in Psycho.

I will have to look that movie up as I have never seen it. Of course after your mention of this accomplished actress, it made me realize that I have not watched High Anxiety in a long time. It has nothing to do with baseball, but the shower scene is also classic.

Good luck to everyone in Lansing. I probably will not get up that way this weekend although I probably should. There is always the beach and delicious lake perch to enjoy after softball.
, Aug. 20, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its suppose to be about players playing the game

I would want to see the play too, but the thing that I always emphasize in these situations is that the runner always has the right to the base path UNLESS the fielder has the ball or is in the process of fielding the ball. Of course these are often very emotional conversations especially when the runner causes interference. "What was I supposed to do?" Give yourself up, or find a way around it. Also remember, especially at home, that the runner must avoid contact with the fielder.
, Aug. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

Neck10, if John leaves that gate open more time, I am going to have to teach the shortstop how to not overthrow the first baseman.
, Aug. 18, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

When I think of Bull Durham, I always think of the term lollygaggers and laugh. I also like the quote "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Now I do have one issue with it because it never mentions running which as we get older becomes an even more important fourth factor. I joke with the guys that at (you pick the age) that you get a welcome message and are asked to pick one: running, hitting, fielding, throwing. You all pick hitting.

I do like League of their Own very much. I was fortunate enough the first year of the Brickyard (2000) to officiate games with one of the inducted girls on a team. We have never had a women's division since. That and umpiring Reggie Miller's softball games in a tournament when the NBA was on strike are probably my 2 biggest personal highlights in softball.

I have seen a lot of these other movies, and they are all very good. I still get a good laugh out of Major League. I also like The Pride of St. Louis very much. I would probably include *61 and The Rookie if I was doing a marathon watch of movies. The Fan is really good but kind of freaks me out. Field of Dreams is just sort of unspoken but always a favorite. My grandpa was from Iowa and loved baseball.

Still raining here.
, Aug. 17, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Dave. need to rebracket San Clemente 65aaa division

Neck10, close the gate. Dave thinks that there is no beach near Lansing. The entire state is surrounded by water and has some beautiful beaches. I am more familiar with the west side. When we would leave tournaments in the area, Coachie and I would drive to South Haven and enjoy the beach (hint to husbands wanting to do something with your lady after the tournament). The lake perch is awesome. There also are no creatures in Lake Michigan that can eat you that we are aware of. Michigan is a beautiful state. Dave, you and I are just too used to working and playing in softball dirt.
, Aug. 17, 2015
Nancy Allen
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

A bunch of us softball addicts were together hanging out and decided that we should watch a baseball movie together. Some ideas were thrown out, but I am pleased to say when I told them my favorite that we watched it. My favorite is Bull Durham. I honestly do not know if this is because it has a chick flick angle to it. My favorite scene in a baseball movie is the last one in Eight Men Out that was filmed at Metro. It probably really has not that much to do with the movie or Shoeless Joe Jackson. I get in my happy place when I see parts of Metro as they were for so long. It means even more now that when the camera comes into the scene that it passes over where we had Coachie's memorial.

Anyone else want to weigh in on their favorites? It is a rainy day here; so we may not get in our games tonight.

Neck10, close the gate; get the popcorn and beer, and let's watch Fever Pitch. ;-)
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