Site News - June 2005

June Update (posted 6/28/2005): I actually had some downtime during my vacation, coupled with internet access (gotta love those hotels with wireless internet!), so I was able to finish the July boxscores. The 1980 season is now compelte through the July 30th game against Houston. I have also begun logging my sitenews updates. You can find them here.

 

My Son's First Phillies Game: While in the area, my wife and I took my 21-month old son to his first Phillies game at Citizen's Bank Park. The game was, unfortunately, a wipeout of the Phils by the Red Sox, but he totally enjoyed his time there. He looked quite dapper in his Phillies t-shirt!

 

Phils' 25th Anniversary DVD: I also purchased the 25th anniversary DVD of the 1980 Phillies while in PA. It contains the Phils' 2000 production "Glory Days," the original 1980 season highlight film "The Team That Wouldn't Die," and complete game footage of both NLCS Game 5 and the World Series Game 6. A must-have for us old Phils fan who remember that year!

 

Boone Honored August 5: Bob Boone, catcher for the Phillies from 1972-1981, will be honored by being placed on the Phillies' Wall of Fame during the Alumni weekend. Here is the Bob Boone page on this website.

 

Problems?: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail me at 1980phillies@swfla.rr.com (address obselete). As of right now, there are pages for every link on the site.

 

Wanted: Any and all articles that pertain to the 1980 Phillies, or any players on the roster from that year. If you have some to donate/lend/sell/steal please e-mail me. I am particularly interested in newspaper articles about the games themselves. I have a lot of "celebration" articles, but have found that searching for game descriptions can be a headache!

 

Future Updates: I will be plugging away at the August boxscores during the next few weeks. I am contemplating upgrading this website on Geocities to an ad-free website. Right now I am using 98% of my allocated space! I am also still desiring to create an individual page for the front office (Ruly Carpenter and Paul Owens) and for Dallas Green. Finally, I have located a couple of new sources of articles, and I'll be adding them after completing the other jobs. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on the website, please e-mail me.

 

Go Phillies!
Richard Summers