Site News - March 2011

March Update: One word can describe spring training this year:  ouch!  Injuries were the bane of the Phils’ existence in this Grapefruit League season.  Of course, spring training also marks the beginning of a very busy time for me job-wise, so there was little time for a ton or work on the website.  A few more articles were added to the site database, and a few other things were cleaned up a bit.  I also did a bit of cyber-surfing for pictures to put in the video for the Phils.  There is one website that has quite a few stills from the season (gettyimages.com), but the site is rights-protected, and I’m too poor for a lawyer!

   

Still looking for digital pictures: Speaking of the video, 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: 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. Unfortunately, newspaperarchive.com recently pulled its 1980 issues of the Daily Intelligencer, citing a request from the publisher (the site still publishes the paper dated 1977 and earlier). 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 basic boxscores are finally done! In the coming months time will be precious, so I may be relegated to putting in a few articles a month or so. I am also planning on moving the newly-created boxsocres to merge with the articles section – basically creating a month-by-month story of the 1980 season. I also hope to (eventually!) 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