The holiday season approaches, which means it's time to rev up your coin-purses and lose yourselves in the loving arms of durable goods. If you've clicked on this -- thank you for that -- then you probably have a baseball enthusiast in your life and are wondering what to buy that person for the holidays. On that front, we're here to help. So let's proceed category by category through some pretty cool baseball stuff that's available for purchase right now. Come with us, won't you?
The Twins are coming off a resurgent 2017 season in which they made the postseason. They have an impressive young core that consists of Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jose Berrios, and they have some impact prospects on the way. If they're to remain relevant in 2018 and beyond, though, then they'll need additional pitching. The bullpen is an area of concern, but the rotation is the more pressing need this offseason.
Joe Morgan was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1990. The BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot for 2018 has been released and that means the time for Cooperstown debates is nigh. Getting an early start on things is Hall of Famer Joe Morgan. Morgan is in the conversation for the greatest second baseman of all time, and he went into the Hall on the first ballot in 1990.
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".