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Updated Linker and Player News Archive –

Posted by admin on October 9, 2012

Today we updated our linker software with a couple new options.

First you can now see the past news articles written for any player on These come from uses of our Linker Tool, so if you are a blogger and want your articles to appear there, let us know.

News Archive: Mark Reynolds News Archive -

We've got two years of history here, so even a player like Mark Reynolds has 800+ links. We also link to this archive from our player nav bars as well.

The linker software should also now recognize correctly written Spanish names. Unfortunately, it will overwrite them as anglicized names, but it's a step in the right direction.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the linker and how to add your site to our linker program.

13 Responses to “Updated Linker and Player News Archive –”

  1. Matt H Says:

    The linker isn't working for me and others that I've talked to today. Any reason why? I bookmarked it again just to be sure and it still isn't working...just stuck on the "Allow 5-10 seconds to load" pop-up.

  2. admin Says:

    I'm sorry. I messed this up and it should be working now.

  3. Matt H Says:

    Looks good, thank you!

  4. AndrewDaly Says:

    what does the gold stuff over certain stats indicate?

  5. Dan Says:

    Can anyone tell my why certain stats are now highlighted in addition to being in bold print. For example, Koufax's ERA his final 5 seasons? Does it recognize the best in both leagues? Thanks

  6. Neil Says:

    ERA and Batting AVG champs are given the "golden glow" now.

  7. Lenny Says:

    I'm not sure putting the "golden glow" adds anything. In fact, i think it's distracting. Why just ERA and batting titles? They already are bolded if they are a league-leader. This, to me, seems like an unnecessary addition.

  8. Tyler Says:

    The linker isn't working for me either. It gets stuck on the links loading and a message pops up saying "We apologize, but this request has failed"

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  10. Ian Says:

    I'm having the same problem as Tyler. I've updated my script and it's not working.

  11. Jeff Says:

    I'm having the same problem as everyone else, it's just in a loop and won't link any names. I re-bookmarked it and still nothing. I'm using Blogger and Chrome. Even switched to IE and still having problems.

  12. Jeff Says:

    Ok, it seems that the issue is only when you use the "customized" one. Tried it with the default one and it worked.

  13. Ian Says:

    None of them are working for me even if I use the default one. When I test it on the test page, it works fine.