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August 2022 Update: Well… it’s still slow! Time was just a bit quick to pass having all of that summer fun. I am about ⅔ of the way through the spring training articles, but had not been able to put a few hours together to quite finish the job.
Thomson’s Boost The Phils have picked up the pace since the manager change in the beginning of June… even with the absence of their best player. Since interim manager Rob Thomson took the post, the Phils have a 33-18 record and have climbed back into the thick of the wild-card hunt.
All-Star Schwarbs and Snubs: The Phils’ were represented by free agent signee Kyle Schwarber in this year’s all-star game. Schwarber also competed in the annual home run derby, igniting a new social media stir in his loss to Albert Pujols. However, the Phils’ two top pitchers, Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, were not selected to the game, though both have pitched well this year.
Still On the Lookout For:
- Pictures from the 1980 season. Looking for digital copies of pictures that can be posted on the site.
- Articles from the Philadelphia Bulletin. Richie Ashburn used to do a weekly article in that newspaper. Online, scanned, clipped… most importantly free!
Future Updates: I know, I know: promises, promises! Hopefully I can get back to some semblance of a normal production now that my work schedule will get closer to normal. Meanwhile… I will be continuing work on the Wilmington Morning News!