PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – I had it over the weekend. Had it with the people — Penguins fans, really — who kept on yammering the same refrain. It went something like this, “Ryan Reaves will never be a deterrent for what happens to Sid, this is a dumb trade.”Mine couldn’t be any more divergent. You see, when the Penguins traded for Reaves on draft day — giving up the 31st overall pick and Oskar Sundqvist for the bruiser — I was elated.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – There was a startling revelation to come out of Piratesville on Wednesday — catcher Francisco Cervelli has been dealing with what trainer Todd Tomczyk called an “acute-on-chronic” situation pretty much all season. It was all really vague. And frightening. All we know is Cervelli has something that is limiting him, the Pirates are carrying three catchers and I wouldn’t bet on seeing the $31 million man in the lineup anytime in the very near future.
You know Flower and Murray and Sully and Horny. You know who Ian Cole and Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz and Phil Kessel are. Heck, maybe you have a sweater with one of their last names plastered across the back or a t-shirt with their faces on the front.
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".