Section 219 Twins blogger at Minneapolis Star Tribune (@StribSports), digital editor at http://startribune.com, media adjunct at Macalester College, sports guy on Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition, Row 1 Minnesota Lynx WNBA season-ticket holder. Former Major League Baseball, higher educati...
How to make baseball better? We posed that question last week after batting it around in the office, where the responses ranged from half-price beer for last call in the seventh inning to pitch clocks and limits on visits to the mound. The topic of how to "fix" baseball is a popular one lately. The position here is that baseball doesn't need fixing.
In March, Star Tribune hockey writer Michael Russo wrote about Carter Casey, a 17-year-old from Breckenridge, Minn., who was signed to a one-day contract by the Wild. Casey was fighting a rare form of muscle cancer and the "deal" was arranged through the Make-A-Wish foundation. At the press conference, Casey showed some attitude that the Wild could have used in his back-and-forth with coach Bruce Boudreau.
Some of the latest competition for cable and broadcast television in showing live sports events is coming from social media,That will be in full effect Friday night when the Twins game at Houston is livestreamed by Facebook and the Lynx game at Phoenix is on Twitter. Those streams are among the latest workarounds for people who are considering cutting the cord from cable and satellite TV. Both MLB and the WNBA have agreements to livestream games.
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".