Site News - March 2010

March Update: I was able to keep the pace this month in putting the boxscores into the site database.  I also began to look for and put more pictures into each game description, thanks to Google News Archive.  I think it’s a nice touch to have some pictures to go with the games, and the GNA adds another Philadelpha-area source for me in the Reading Eagle.  I now have boxscores in place through June 30, but I do want to go back and see if I can find more pictures for the games already in the database.  That may have to wait until I finish the rest of the boxscores, though.  I also put in a bunch more of the old articles into the new website, and am about three-quarters of the way through the old articles.  Slowly but surely, the move is coming to fruition – the stuff is being unpacked and put into its place.

 

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 are wonderful! I am particularly interested in getting articles during the season from the Philadelphia newspapers (unfortunately, newspaperarchive.com do 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: We’re still playing catch-up to the old site, and will be for at least most of the spring.  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 to put on the site.

 

Go Phillies!

Richard Summers