Site News - December 2013

December Update:  I got more done in the past two days than in the rest of the month of November on the website… thank goodness for Thanksgiving Break!  I managed to not only reach my goal of five articles and two media clips, but I was also able to get a bit of extra of each on site as well.  I am still working mainly through digital copies of the Reading Eagle from May of 1980 right now, desiring to add some news articles from the early part of the season.  I also added a few game pictures as well as I was going through each game’s articles.


Welcome Back:  It has been an offseason of homecoming for the Fightins.  Larry Bowa returned to his first baseball home as a coach for manager Ryne Sandberg.  Outfielder Marlon Byrd returned to the scene of his major league debut as well.  And Carlos Ruiz decided to skip the step of actually leaving, signing a free agent contract to remain with his only major league team.


Media Update:  I met my monthly goal of adding two sound clips from The Phantastic Phillies record to YouTube, and linking it to the site. I also added an extra two on top of the goal.  The four clips include highlights from the 5-1 Phillies victory over the New York Mets on September 11, 1980.


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!). Clipping, 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:  My goal for the rest of the year is to add five articles and two media clips per month.  I will also add game pictures as I find them, and may include clipped images of the newspapers from games as they are available.