Site News - October 2005

October Update: I got on a bit of a roll this week, and I was able to finish the coaches pages! There is now a separate page for each member of the coaching staff of the 1980 Phillies, as well as manager Dallas Green, general manager Paul Owens and owner Ruly Carpenter. These pages have also been made with pictures- often of older cards, since pictures of some of the coaches are hard to come by on the internet. You can find each of the coaches pages on the newly redesigned, and streamlined, Front office and Coaches page! Other updates have been slow in coming, as school and "real life" issues have taken a chunk of my time recently.

 

Hurricane Wilma: I have been nervously following the path of the newest Atlantic hurricane, Wilma. As of right now, Wilma is off the coast of the Yucatan in Mexico, packing 140 mph winds. Right now, my current residence of Naples, Florida is right in the center of the expected path. Prayers for my family and neighbors, and especially for the poor folks in Mexico currently under seige, are greatly appreciated.

 

Phillies Fall Just Short: They put up a heck of a run, but the Phillies came one game short of the playoffs, as the Houston Astros exact some revenge a quarter of a century after the 1980 NLCS by sweeping the season series with the Phils and beating them by one game for the Wild Card slot. The Astros made the most of their opportunity, as they prepare to face the Chicago White Sox in the first World Series in the history of the Houston franchise. Phils fans have to be content with the memories of the Phils great comeback win against the Astros in Game 5 of the NLCS.

 

Problems?: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail me at 1980phillies @swfla.rr.com. 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: In deciding to finish adding the coaches' pages to the website, I put on the backburner the continuing attempt to fix mistakes (aesthetic flaws mostly, the pages work fine) on the backburner. I will be working on that over the next couple of months. I also have new articles to transcribe into the website. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on the website, please e-mail me.

 

Go Phillies!
Richard Summers