But 2017 will also be remembered as a year of incredible home run and strikeout totals, a year in which two true rookie revelations powered their clubs to the postseason, and a year of unexpected surges from surprise October entrants. This sport can enthrall us in so many ways, and that was reflected well by the sheer size differences of Altuve and Giancarlo Stanton, this year's two MVP honorees. "That's what I love about baseball," Altuve said.
Charlie Morton had just finished explaining to a room full of reporters at the World Series how he had persevered through injuries and mechanical tweaks and career uncertainty to wind up signing a two-year contract with the Astros last November. It was a long, thoughtful and honest evaluation of an unlikely path to the postseason, and it was capped by the interview moderator adding, "And now you're pitching in the World Series."
Scherzer won his third career National League Cy Young Award and Kluber his second American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, when the Baseball Writers' Association of America handed out the pitching prize on MLB Network. Scherzer, who also won it with the Nationals in 2016, became just the 10th pitcher in history to take home the award in back-to-back seasons and also the 10th to win it at least three times overall.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".