Site News - July 2012

July Update: Real-life interfered once more, and I was not able to get as much done as I had hoped.  I did manage to finish the Reading Eagle articles through September, as well as put pictures on each of that month’s boxscore pages.  These are looking pretty sharp, and as soon as those last regular season games are finished for October, that will mean that all games from September 1 through the end of the season will have been completed.

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.

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: Now that the September games are done, I will finish those last few October games in the regular season (sadly, there does not seem to be Reading Eagle newspapers available for that last week of the season). I am working backwards through the season. I also hope to (eventually!) continue to put sound clips (and where possible video clips) on the site.