Site News - November 2014

November Update:  With the baseball season officially over and the holidays upcoming, there is precious little time for anything.  However, I did squeeze in the time to get my quota of new articles put into the site database.  I am working on the World Series, which will exhaust my supply of Reading Eagle articles.


Now What:  With a disappointing 73-89 record, there are rumors galore about the breakup of the current Phillies team, from trading Cole Hamels to even cutting Ryan Howard altogether, though that will be an expensive release as Howard is still owed millions in his contract.


Media Update:  I was able to add three more video clips to the site database, from the 1980 Phantastic Phillies LP that was issued after the World Series win.  The three this month are from the division-clinching October 4th game against the Expos, with Mike Schmidt’s game-winning home run in the 11th inning as well as a couple of interviews from the celebration of the division win.


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!). Clippings, 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:  I will be continuing my resolution for 2014:  7 new articles added to the site per month, and at least 2 new sound clips (as long as my source holds out).  Once I have exhausted my supply of Reading Eagle articles, I will proceed to the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer.