Site News - December 2011

December Update: It’s certainly the most wonderful time of the year (with the possible exception of opening day), but it is also one of the busiest. Schoolwork never let up, and throw in Christmas shopping and decorating and the like, and… well, you’re all there with me! Still struggling to find a few minutes to work on the site – I managed to add a few articles here and there, but mainly just held the status quo.

 

Re-adding Soundclips and Video: I would still like to begin working on putting my soundclips back into the website. This is still a hope of mine to get the sounds clips I have onto YouTube in the near future. The “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now” video is still in process, as time allows.

 

Still looking for digital pictures: Yes, I am still wanting to create some kind of video for the 1980 team. I am still looking for high-res digital pictures to create a 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. If you have something (for free – I’m poor!), please let me know through the contact section.

 

Internet News Articles: Sadly, my access to internet-based articles is shrinking! A few months ago I let my subscription to newspaperarchives.org lapse due to budgetary concerns. Recently, Google decided to end their foray into newspaper archiving. As of right now, the ones they had are still available, and I will use them as long as I possibly can. However, the archive search function has been removed, and it may be harder to find new articles.

 

Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season – particularly from the Philadelphia papers. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me – scans are fine by me. I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.

 

Future Updates: The boxscores are moved to the new locations – I am trying to add daily MLB scoreboard, standings and transactions page for each date. I also hope to (eventually!) finish the “music video” with the Phillies version of “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” at some point to put on the site.