FanGraphs Pairs with GeoCities for Fresh, New Look


FanGraphs CEO David Appelman says an animated backdrop might be coming soon, as well.

ARLINGTON, VA — Citing the need for “a hot new design that absolutely screams ’2013′,” FanGraphs founder and CEO David Appelman has partnered with internet powerhouse GeoCities to produce a new layout for the popular baseball stats and analysis site.

“I’ve been real excited with the sort of growth FanGraphs has seen in recent years, and the attention we’ve begun to receive from the mainstream media,” said Appelman, “but, for some time now, I’ve really thought it was essential to produce a home page that represented visually what we’re trying to do intellectually. GeoCities was the obvious choice to help us with that.”

Appelman’s decision was, of course, made more difficult by the fact that GeoCities — which rose to prominence as one of the internet’s earliest web-hosting services — by the fact that it hasn’t been available in the United States since 2009.

“That was definitely a bump in the road,” said Appelman with a laugh. “But my vision is so clear on this — I absolutely demanded that we make this happen.”

As of press time, Appelman was working on uploading an amusing MIDI file to accompany the site’s landing page.




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  1. Guy says:

    This is classic…..and exactly my thoughts!

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  2. Toasty says:

    There’s not nearly enough and

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  3. Mose says:

    Caution! This page is under construction!

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  4. 23553 says:

    Makes sense.

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  5. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    Drudge Report! Now in Living Colour! And About Baseball!

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  6. Welcome to Fangraphs! Please sign the Guestbook!

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  7. Danny Knobgobbler says:

    Shall I have Dayn write code for a counter?

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  8. Hugh Briss says:

    When my next AOL cd comes in the mail I’ll be burning through those 1000 free hours here.

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  9. Highland Cow says:

    Fangraphs – now easily accessible via fangraphs.cjb.net.

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  10. RobMer says:

    Still too advanced to be seen when I sign on through Prodigy.

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  11. Ruki Motomiya says:

    I laughed.

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  12. The Humber Games says:

    Wow,

    I would’ve noticed the change earlier but it’s taken this long for my modem to dial in

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  13. Gabriel says:

    This is great! With this kind of content and design, you should be ready to cash out when Lycos takes you over!

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  14. MikeP says:

    rec.sports.fangraphs

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  15. The Return of RamboDiaz says:

    As the ad says… “I reached a point where I wanted more”

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