Site News - November 2013

November Update:  I did better than I thought I would in October, especially when the month proved to be even busier than I had imagined.  I did manage a few hours of work on the site, which means that I did reach my goal of five articles and two media clips for the month – I even add an extra of each this month!  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.


Coaching Changes…?:  It was thought that the Phils would make a change when Wally Joyner announced he was not coming back as the assistant hitting coach.  Then… surprise!  Joyner decided to re-up with the Phils again after all.  Pete Mackanin will return to the Phils as third base coach, and Jesus Tiamo will be the new bullpen coach, joining a staff that includes the re-hire of Larry Bowa and the return of Steve Henderson and Juan Samuel along with Joyner.


Media Update:  I managed to meet my goals of adding two sound clips from The Phantastic Phillies record to YouTube, and linking it to the site. I even added a third for good measure!  The three clips include highlights from September of 1980, and a brief interview segment between Harry Kalas and rookie pitcher Marty Bystrom following his first major league win on September 10.


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!). 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.