Move over, Aaron. Here comes another judge. Just when the baseball world was ready to concede universal Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors to Aaron Judge, another player has leaped to the front of the freshman class. Cody Bellinger, who didn’t even make his major-league debut until April 25, smacked his 22nd home run Tuesday night. That gave him 22 in 52 games – the fastest pace of any player in baseball history.
BOSTON – The Red Sox, always known for their creativity, have hit a home run with an off-the-diamond literary series. The Great Fenway Park Writers Series heard from ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian several times last year and from this reporter this week. But it has also attracted authors far beyond the baseball world. In May, for example, more than 100 people bought tickets to hear Maureen Dowd, the flaming redhead whose no-holds-barred columns for The New York Times also generate sparks.
Good thing the Houston Astros have a 12-game lead in the American League West. The two aces had a combined record of 15-1 before their backs became too bothersome for them to continue taking their turns at the top of the Houston rotation. There’s so little behind them that the Astros could even be persuaded to take Atlanta’s Bartolo Colon, the oldest, fattest, and least effective pitcher in the majors.
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".