The Camcorder Memorial

Camcorder, we hardly knew ye.

My Sony camcorder expired this afternoon at about 3:00 PM EDT. It’s been having problems in recent months, death rattles in retrospect, and while reproducing video highlights for one of the Angels affiliates today it simply expired.

I don’t often beg for money, but if you’ve enjoyed the Video Gallery over the years I need your help if I’m going to film more video highlights in 2010.

The bottom line is I need to raise $1,920 to buy this new camcorder:

Your donation can help buy this new camcorder to film Angels minor league video highlights in 2010.


The new camcorder is a Sony HDR-FX7 HDv 1080i Camcorder.

The old camcorder bought six years ago cost about $2,500. The new one has more features — technological advancement, of course — so we’ll be able to zoom in closer and get much sharper footage than over the last six years.

As many of you know, I am unemployed and in this economy there’s little hope for a job in the near future. I really can’t afford to spend $2,000 on a new camcorder.

I’d planned to travel to Cedar Rapids and Rancho Cucamonga in May, trips that would probably cost me $1,500 – $2,000, money I really don’t have either but I was willing to take the hit on my credit card and slowly pay it back. Another $2,000 on top of that is just too much.

So if you want to see video highlights this spring from Cedar Rapids and Rancho Cucamonga, and the 2010 draft picks this summer in Orem and Tempe, you need to step up to the plate.

The best way you can help is by either making a one-time donation, or by signing up for a voluntary $5/month subscription. Click here to help.

Times are tough for everyone, I realize, but the reality is that without financial assistance I’ll have to cancel some of those travel plans, and video memories will be lost to history.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

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