Site News - April 2010

April Update: My progress came to a screeching halt this month!  Some personal issues, the Easter holiday, and a heavy workload… at work (go figure!) conspired to be my undoing.  My progress was to throw a few more articles on the website, as I can knock off one or two of them in a 10-minute stretch.  Unfortunately, no a single boxscore made it to the website this month.  Reallife (and real baseball!) intervened.

 

RSS Feed: Check out current Phillies news on the RSS feed on the left margin of the page.  The RSS feed is there throughout the website.  The RSS feed helps take care of current Phils news, freeing this space to be solely about the website itself.

 

Google News Archive:  I have stumbled upon a new source for old newspaper clippings from 1980 – the Google News Archive.  Right now the pickings are a bit limited, but there are some sources (not all for some reason) of Phillies articles and pictures from the Reading Eagle on that website.  Also, the pictures are generally nicer on this website than newspaperarchives.com, but both sites are extremely helpful (and essential) in creating this website.

 

Newspaper Archive: Many of the articles added to the website database this month come from newspaperarchive.com. This website has a large archive or newspapers from a variety of newspapers from around the world. I have found it helpful to work on this site. It is a pay site, but it does have some free features if you'd like to check it out.

 

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. Copies and scans are wonderful! I am particularly interested in getting articles during the season from the Philadelphia newspapers (unfortunately, newspaperarchive.com does not have any Philadelphia newspapers). Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me.  I am also looking for any youtube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.

 

Future Updates: The re-creation of the website continues, and will be for the foreseeable.  I will more than likely continue to divide my time between adding boxscore descriptions and articles from the 1980 season.  I also hope to create a new “music video” with the Phillies version of “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” at some point to put on the site.

 

Go Phillies!

Richard Summers