One year ago Thursday, the Chicago Cubs were busy quenching the longest major sports drought in American history by winning the World Series at Cleveland. That party after winning the franchise's first world championship in 108 years set off a celebration the likes of which had not been seen around here for some time. That, of course, led to the now-infamous "World Series hangover" that caused the Cubs headaches in the early and middle parts of the 2017 season.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon reiterated Friday that he feels bad for Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang but also repeated the Cubs didn't owe any apologies for Kang getting hurt Thursday. Kang suffered a torn left MCL and a fractured tibia when the Cubs' Chris Coghlan slid hard into him trying to break up a double play in the first inning of Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. Kang will reportedly be out 6-8 months. After the game, Maddon said he understood that Kang had suffered plantar fasciitis.
The coaching-staff purge at Wrigley Field continued Thursday, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon said it was more about "availability" of new coaches rather than any negatives about those who were fired. Hitting coach John Mallee and third-base coach Gary Jones joined pitching coach Chris Bosio as incumbent coaches let go by Maddon and the front office.
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".