Bobby Cox didn’t stop arguing with umpires when he retired as a manager. So says John Schuerholz, who was general manager of the Atlanta Braves when Cox was at the helm during the team’s record 14-year title streak. Schuerholz, now vice chairman of the ballclub, revealed Thursday night that Cox still comments on every pitch and every umpire’s decision that goes against the Braves.
Before Barry Bonds gets any more votes for the Hall of Fame, voters should take another look at his single-season and lifetime home run records. Both are so obviously skewed that it looks like Russian hackers got hold of the Baseball Encyclopedia. AT&T Park is not only the most difficult home run target in the majors but even more difficult for lefthanded hitters. Bonds, who hit lefthanded, reached 50 home runs in his career just once.
Like the dad in Father Knows Best, the man behind the plate is the only man on the field who sees the entire game in front of him. That’s why Casey Stengel called Yogi Berra the smartest man on the team. And it’s why many catchers eventually become managers. They know the game. To cite one prominent example, Joe Torre, who spent most of his career behind the plate, won five world titles with the Yankees en route to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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".