Site News - August 2021

August 2021 Update:  My progress was rather brisk on the Camden Courier-Post, managing to finish all the spring training articles, as well as the Phils 1980 preview from the newspaper.  I am ready to begin working on the regular season articles as we begin this month.


The more things change…:  The 2021 Phils continue to be a maddeningly inconsistent team.  Thankfully, being in the NL East has to this point kept them within shouting distance of the division lead.  At least enough to make the team reluctant buyers at the deadline, anyway!  The Phils traded once-top prospect Spencer Howard to Texas with a pair of minor league pitchers for pitchers Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy.  They also acquired former Phil Freddy Galvis from Baltimore.  And, after the acquisitions… they promptly lost two in a row to the lowly Pirates.


Still On the Lookout For:

  • Pictures from the 1980 season.  Looking for digital copies of pictures that can be posted on the site.
  • Articles from the Philadelphia Bulletin.  Richie Ashburn used to do a weekly article in that newspaper.  Online, scanned, clipped… most importantly free!



Future Updates:   I am hoping to keep a steady pace on the Camden Courier-Post articles, though the two-months of articles in a month pace of this last update is untenable with the work schedule ready to pick up.  But I’ll keep plugging ahead.  Also, I’ll also be trying to get some articles from the opposing cities as the Phils play various teams in the league.