LOS ANGELES — Four years ago, the Dodgers woke up on June 22 with a 30-42 record, nine and a half games out of first place and losers of nine of their last 12 games. The Dodgers won that night and began playing like the team with the highest payroll in baseball should play. They won 42 of their next 50 games, took over the lead in the National League West and coasted into the playoffs, where they lost to the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.
Hopefully, the all-star break will provide the Los Angeles Dodgers with time to take a deep breath, relax for a few days and then go back to mauling their opponents. The Dodgers went into the break with the best record in baseball, 61-29, a winning percentage of .678. The Dodgers are doing so well at the break that if they simply played .500 ball the rest of the way, splitting all 72 games, they would still end up with 97 wins.
Justin Turner is a feel-good story if ever there was one. The Dodger third baseman was born in Long Beach, attended Mayfair High in Lakewood and then attended Cal State Fullerton, where he went to back-to-back College World Series in 2003 and 2004, winning the series the second year.
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".