Robbie Ray shook his head in disgust. He knew what he had just done and he was scolding himself for it. The Diamondbacks starting pitcher had walked weak-hitting Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp with two outs and nobody on in the fourth inning Saturday night and then, to top it off, he grooved a 95 mph first-pitch fastball right over the plate to Phillies pitcher Ben Lively. Lively connected for his first major-league home run and the two-run blast gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead.
Both places are highly secretive and so sensitive that their contents and even existence aren’t discussed or acknowledged. The “phantom” Air Force base at Groom Lake has long been the subject of cloak-and-dagger suspicion and fascination. Until recently, no one really cared what was behind the green double doors of a simple storage room at field level of the downtown Phoenix ballpark.
Chris Owings has moved around so much for the Diamondbacks this season that he’s starting to grow handles. He’s like a human set of luggage on wheels. To call him versatile is an understatement. If it weren’t for Owings’ ability to not only master the challenge of being Arizona’s starting shortstop, but to be proficient enough to also make regular appearances at second base and right field, the Diamondbacks might not be one of the biggest surprise stories in baseball.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".