Football season is in full swing – for most teams anyway – and that means two things for the baseball season:The professionals, both major league and minor leagues, are ending and college baseball teams are starting their fall seasons. At Florida A&M, we started our official fall practice Sunday. Practices are going exactly like you would expect them to go right now. This time of year is all about putting our system in and getting all the new players acclimated to the way we do things.
I had the opportunity to do something that I have never done. With wife Laura-Lee and granddad Larry Callaway, I went to Miami Marlins game. I have been to a few major league games in my day, but Tuesday was special for another reason. The Marlins played the San Francisco Giants and you-know-who. It was the first time I had gotten the chance to watch my former Florida State teammate and good friend Buster Posey play in person during his short but established big league career with the Giants.
My pitching coach at Double-A Mobile (Ala.), Dan Carlson, would always tell us there are two types of people in baseball. He would say there are the humble and those who are about to be humbled. I think it is safe to say after going 1-5 in our last six games, we (Florida A&M baseball players and staff) have been humbled.
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".