Site News - January 2014

January Update:  I always have big intentions for the website over the Christmas holiday, but family and the season always seem to get the best of me.  I managed to reach my goal of five articles and two media clips, but little of note was done beyond that… maybe an extra article or two.  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.


Big Bucks:  The Phils just signed a new agreement with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia for a huge winfall.  The final agreement seems to be $2.5 billion (yes, that’s with a ‘B’) over 25 years, as well as increasing the team’s ownership stake in the network.  Now, let’s see how Ruben Amaro spends some of that profit.


Media Update:  I met my monthly goal of adding two sound clips from The Phantastic Phillies record to the website.


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:  A new year, a new resolution:  7 new articles added to the site per month, and at least 2 new sound clips (as long as my source holds out).