Site News - June 2010

June Update: I wasn’t able to attack the boxscores this month, but I did make some progress towards adding more articles to the website. I have about 80-85% of the articles from the original Geocities website restored here. I also found a few videos on youtube that I would like to add to the World Series boxscores.

 

RSS Feed: You can find up-to-date Phillies news on the home page of the website. Right now, it looks like a hospital news release more than a baseball team!

 

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: Hopefully the pace of adding to the site can pick up a bit this month as summer means a slow-down of my job (though a growing family means I’m never completely “off” anymore!). 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