Site News - August 2012

August Update: School. Tropical Storms. Life. All these things get in the way of enjoying a hobby! I am continuing to plug away at adding newspaper photos to each game on the schedule. Right now I am working on the games from August of 1980, and am about half way done. I also added a couple of videos – one of Mike Schmidt’s 500th homer (on his page) and one of the final out (with Tug McGraw) on the World Series Game Six page.

Media Update: The sacrifice that had to be made because of events was the media – I was away from home much of the time and had no access. I did discover the ability to link to a few mlb.com videos, including a synopsis of the 1980 season. That video is now available on the Multimedia page. The Phils World Series song (Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now) is also available on the site on the Multimedia page – the pictures aren’t the greatest (and I’ll still look for better ones for a clearer video), but I wanted the song on the site after the long wait. I have also added a few videos courtesy of mlb.com.

Digital Pictures Needed: I’d still love pictures of the 1980 season If you have something (for free – I’m poor and this is a non-profit site!), please let me know through the contact section.

Dwindling Reserves of Internet News Articles: My access to newspaper articles has been limited in recent months. I let my subscription to newspaperarchives.com lapse, as they had reduced the number of articles available from that time period. Additionally, Google has decided to abandon their foray into their news archives service. I still have some access to materials that I downloaded before these changes, but these sources will dry up pretty quickly once I begin to work with them. The three main sources I have from these leftovers are three newspapers: the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, the Reading Eagle and the Gettysburg Times.

Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season – particularly from the Philadelphia papers which I have very limited access to. 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: I am continuing to add newspaper photos (of varying quality) to try to add some kick to the boxscore pages. I am working backwards through the season – right now I am doing the games from August. I am also continuing the effort to add multimedia to various pages when access and time allow.