Site News - August 2010

August Update: School hit with a crunch.  Very little action on the website this month, as the beginning of school was just way too busy to devote any kind of real time.  Even transcribing articles was reduced to a passing gesture.

   

Looking for digital pictures: I have mentioned a desire to create some kind of video presentation to put on the website with the song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now,” which was created for the Phillies during the 1980 World Series. One problem I have is a lack on high resolution digital pictures from the time. Most of the pictures I have are fairly low-quality scans. If you have something (for free – I’m poor!), please let me know through the contact section.

 

Internet News Articles: Many of the articles you see on this website originate from two sources. Newspaperarchive.com is a pay site that features a large archive of newspapers from multiple cities, ranging from the 1800s to the present day. The articles that I have posted from the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer come from that site. A few months ago, Google created its own newspaper archive, which will give me a whole new source of new articles. The Google site features the Reading Eagle, among other newspapers.

 

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 schedule will pick up again for me in a few weeks, so the recent trend of smaller updates will have to continue. 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