Site News - February 2013

February Update: Groundhog day has come and went – and the early spring promised by Punxsutawney Phil was rudely interrupted by a major snowstorm. But spring – and more importantly baseball – is just around the corner! I think I managed to make my goal of at least five articles being added to the database, but work and family commitments didn’t give me the extended time to concentrate on the media clips. I’ll try to do better this month!

Media Update: There are video clips available on the Multimedia page, as well as some video and audio (attached to YouTube) clips available on some boxscore pages. I am long-range planning on uploading clips as I can create them. What I have will mostly be sound clips that I will attach to a picture and put on YouTube.

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.

Dwindling Reserves of Internet News Articles: My access to newspaper articles has been limited in recent months. I let my subscription to lapse, as they had reduced the number of articles available from that time period. Additionally, Google has decided to abandon their foray into their news archives service. I still have some access to materials that I downloaded before these changes, but these sources will dry up pretty quickly once I begin to work with them. The three main sources I have from these leftovers are three newspapers: the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, the Reading Eagle and the Gettysburg Times.

Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season – particularly from the Philadelphia papers which I have very limited access to. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me – scans are fine by me. I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.

Future Updates: I am continuing to add newspaper photos (of varying quality) to try to add some kick to the boxscore pages. I am working backwards through the season – right now I am doing the games from August. I am also continuing the effort to add multimedia to various pages when access and time allow.