Site News - March 2012

March Update: Once I got the momentum, the day-to-day descriptions are moving along quite nicely. I managed to find enough time to complete all the descriptions through August, and am on pace to reach my goal of finishing the schedule by the beginning of the season in April.  I really like how they’re turning out – gives a more complete story of the season.

Media Update: Because of concerns about copyright, and in light of MLB’s being aggressive in protecting their rights on youtube, it will more than likely be impossible to put video highlights on youtube to use on the website. I will look instead to putting some soundclips on with appropriate pictures. I would love to see the
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” song be on the website, and will work on that as soon as time allows.

Digital Pictures Needed: This 1980 Phillies video seems to be becoming like a PennDOT project – never finished!  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.

Dwindling Reserves of Internet News Articles: My access to newspaper articles has been limited in recent months. I let me 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. 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. I will also work to fill in some more newspaper articles from throughout the season.