Former big leaguer Bernie Carbo would seem to the casual observer as someone who succeeded his entire life. He was selected 16th overall in the first-ever MLB amateur draft in 1965, played a dozen years in the big leagues, appeared in two World Series, and hit one of the more memorable home runs in Fall Classic history. But the native of Detroit was dealing with a host of off-the-field personal issues that ultimately affected his playing career and nearly took his life.
“The time is very short when you’re a player. And I have great admiration for the guys who managed to maximize their potential with the clock ticking so fast. When I walked away I was 25 on a Triple-A contract in Rochester just up the road, and I felt like I was 80. You’re 25 and you’re not in the big leagues. Honest to God, to think of 25 as being old now is stupefying, but I did. I didn’t get released, I just didn’t want to turn into a 35-year-old guy riding the bus.
Rodríguez is among the greatest catchers of all time, as his 14 All-Star Game selections and his 13 Gold Glove Awards are tops among players at his position. When “Pudge” ended his 21-year career, spent mostly with the Rangers and Tigers, in 2011, he led all catchers with 2,749 hits, 1,290 RBI and 2,427 games caught, while his 304 home runs ranked fifth. “I’m really excited, but I am anxious,” Rodríguez said. “I’m nervous, I won’t lie, and the days are getting closer.
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".