Site News - July 2008

July Update: Somehow in all the summer traveling this month, I managed to get a few articles transcribed for the site library this month. The majority are still from the pre-game coverage of World Series Game 1. However, I also did put in a season preview from Sports Illustrated. You can find the articles by title (the old article page), by month, the new articles page, and by game (the day-by-day boxscore pages).


Phils Fall Out of First: As the offensive woes continue for the Phillies, they lost two out of three to the Mets last week, falling out of first place for the first time since the early part of the season, as the resurgent Mets overtook them in that series.


Current Standings: As of game time tonight, the Phils were in 2nd place, ½ game behind the New York Mets and ½ game ahead of the Florida Marlins.


Myers' Demoted, Returns: Phils pitcher Brett Myers' season of woe continued as the opening day starter was temporarily sent to the minor leagues in July. Myers, coming into tonight, is 3-9 with a 5.82 ERA.


Eaton Demoted, Happ Promoted: Another pitcher who has struggled since re-signing with the Phillies last season was Adam Eaton. This week, Eaton was demoted to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, being replaced on the roster by pitcher J.A. Happ. Eaton was 4-8 with a 5.80 ERA. Happ, who had started in Brett Myers' place durnig his demotion, had no decision but a 3.27 ERA in two starts.


Welcome To Blanton: The Phils took steps to sure their pitching corps by trading minor leaguers Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman, and Matthew Spencer. Blanton has struggled this year (5-12, 5.13 coming into tonight), but won 30 games in 2006-2007 with the Oakland A's.


Newspaper Archive: The articles added to the website database this month come from This website has a large archive or newspapers from a variety of newspapers from around the world. I have found it helpful to work on this site. It is a pay site (just shy of $10 per month), but it does have some free features if you'd like to check it out.


New E-Mail: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail. The e-mail has changed, and is embedded in the graphic below for security purposes. (Note: For new website, please click on “contact.”)



Wanted: Any and all articles that pertain to the 1980 Phillies, or any players on the roster from that year. If you have some to donate/lend/sell/steal please e-mail me. Copies are wonderful! I am particularly interested in getting articles during the season from the Philadelphia newspapers (unfortunately, do not have any Philadelphia newspapers). Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me.


Future Updates: I've been able to maintain my momentum of adding at least 3-5 (and usually more) articles a month to the site database. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on the website, please e-mail me. For next month I will probably work to add articles from the actual Game 1 of the World Series.


Go Phillies!
Richard Summers