Maybe it says something about a big city that struggles to win championships. Either way, the start was always one of the best parts of Houston's year. Devoted fans wrapped in red and blue, lining up as the sun was still rising, inching closer and closer to the front of the line. Music blaring from speakers. Cars streaming into already-packed parking lots. Curiosity and anticipation dominating the day. And then the shouting and screaming that didn't stop.
Smith: Jeff Bagwell is watching the Astros every day, just like youJeff Bagwell becomes a Hall of Famer next Sunday, joining Craig Biggio in Cooperstown. Biggio has been around the Astros regularly this season, spending time with the team during batting practice and interacting with everyone who crosses his path. Bagwell? He's watching the best team in the American League on television nightly, just like you.
HUMBLE - It was the perfect image of Patrick Beverley. A gym filled with hyped-up kids and teenagers, running up and down courts with Camp Lockdown stretched across their chests. A fiery, relentless basketball lifer suddenly strapping on his own camp jersey, just so he could take the court with all those already looking up to him. And Beverley didn't turn his sub-in into a brief made-for-Twitter appearance, blocking some poor kid's hopeless shot, then playing up to the crowd.
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".