Site News - September 2011

September Update: Any spare time I had to spend on the website were spent adding more description to each day during the 1980 season.  To this point, I have finished that process through June.  I have also fixed some links – eliminated some Youtube video links that no longer functioned and added a few more that did.  Also, as a nice touch within the dates of the season, I have included 1980-era logos for each of the teams that the Phillies played that year.  In addition, I have placed the old “Phil and Phyllis” logo, mainly used in the 1970s, but still used as a log in the 1980 season, in any off days.

 

Re-adding Soundclips and Video: One thing that has been missing from this site since the move has been the sounds clips that I had on the old geocities website. At one point, Jimdo had an application that allowed the playing of soundclips, but it was disabled for accounts in the U.S.A. because of copyright concerns. 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: 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 (some time ago, the website took out the articles from after 1977). My subscription to newspaperarchives runs out in September, and I have decided against renewing it in view of recent finances. 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, and its content is free!

 

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: I will continue to move the newly-created boxscores to merge with the articles section – basically creating a month-by-month story of the 1980 season (this is a long-term project, and both sets of boxscores will be available until it’s done). 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.

 

Go Phillies!

Richard Summers