Site News - January 2015

January Update:  Got some articles in following the World Series victory from the Reading Eagle.  Only a day or two left of articles from the end of the season, and then it’s off to the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer!

 

Bye Jimmy:  An era of Phillies baseball is ending with the trade of Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Rollins’ time with the Phils made him the best shortstop in club history, and quite possibly a Hall of Fame candidate.  It is a sad thing to say goodbye to one of the greats.

 

Media Update:  Time is of the essence… and there just wasn’t enough to make any clips.

 

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.

 

Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season to include in the website.  In particular, I seek the Philadelphia papers, which I have very limited access to. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News or other area newspapers please contact me – digital scans are fine by me (and in fact are preferable, as I don’t get in trouble with the wife for cluttering up the house!). Clippings, photocopies, whatever contains part of the story of the 1980 Phillies is acceptable.  I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos. 

 

Future Updates:  This year promises to be a busy one, and a repeat of my goals (7 articles, 2 media clips) is probably a bit optimistic this year.  Kids are older, and becoming more involved in their own sports.  I’ll keep plodding along, though, and try to add at least the five articles per month that was my traditional goal.  Happy New Year!