This is a tale of two pitchers. One of them, Roy Halladay, took a giant step toward the Baseball Hall of Fame when his life ended at age 40 in the crash of his private plane – the same disaster that once claimed Yankee captain Thurman Munson. The other, Bartolo Colon, is still kicking despite the fact that his career is on life-support. Halladay, one of six pitchers to win Cy Youngs in both leagues, went 203-105 while dividing his career between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.
Candidates for Cooperstown must garner 75 per cent of the vote. That applies to both those under consideration by the Baseball Writers Association of America and those who may be chosen by the various veterans committees. Needless to say, election is difficult – especially since anyone chosen by the 16-member veterans committee needs a minimum of 12 votes. This year’s ballot is especially difficult, since good cases can be made for all 10 men on the ballot.
The second-guessers were out in full force even before the Los Angeles Dodgers took the field for Game 7 of the 2017 World Series Wednesday night. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who guided his team to a best-on-baseball 104 wins during the regular season, was vilified for naming Yu Darvish to start the decisive final game. After all, Darvish had a losing record during the season and was driven from the mound in the second inning of his only Fall Classic start against the Houston Astros.
When MLB issues its penalties against Atlanta, here's hoping this guy is not pusheds out into the open market as a free agent. It happened to the Braves once before, with a college pitcher named George Thomas Seaver. https://t.co/oI8C0SuU1h
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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
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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".