Site News - October 2011
October Update: OK, OK, OK… I have done pretty much NOTHING to the website this month! Time just wasn’t available to even begin working on the website this month. Lots of ideas, lots of notes scribbles on sticky notes and stuck around my desk… and no time to do anything about them.
Re-adding Soundclips and Video: I would still like to begin working on putting my soundclips back into the website. This is still a hope of mine to get the sounds clips I have onto YouTube in the near future. The “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now” video is still in process, as time allows.
Still looking for digital pictures: Yes, I am still wanting to create some kind of video for the 1980 team. 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.
Internet News Articles: Many of the articles you see on this website originate from two sources. Newspaperarchive.com is a pay site that features a large archive of newspapers from multiple cities, ranging from the 1800s to the present day. The articles that I have posted from the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer come from that site (some time ago, the website took out the articles from after 1977 – fortunately, I had already saved all the files from the regular season.). My subscription to newspaperarchives.com ran out in September, and I have decided against renewing it in view of recent finances. A few months ago, Google created its own newspaper archive, which will give me a whole new source of new articles. The Google site features the Reading Eagle, among other newspapers, and its content is free!
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 and scans are wonderful! I am particularly interested in getting articles during the season from the Philadelphia newspapers (unfortunately, newspaperarchive.com does not have any Philadelphia newspapers). Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me. I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.
Future Updates: I will continue to move the newly-created boxscores to merge with the articles section – basically creating a month-by-month story of the 1980 season (this is a long-term project, and both sets of boxscores will be available until it’s done). 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.