Site News - May 2012

May Update: The end of the school-year contains a jumble of activity, leaving little time to work on the website. I have been working on adding new articles from the Reading Eagle, particularly in September games. I have also been adding pictures to those September games as they are available.

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: Maybe now that I am finally done with the day-to-day descriptions, I can finally begin working on the long-anticipated (at least by me!) work on the Phillies world series song. 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: With the daily game descriptions finished, I have moved on to working on adding more articles to the site, beginning with September. I am hoping to finish these articles in the next month or so. 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.