It seems the Indians' broadcasters weren't the only ones who thought the Tigers might have hit umpire Quinn Wolcott on purpose amid frustration over bad calls. Video from Wednesday's incident shows Wolcott, still on the ground, appearing to say to his fellow umpires, "They didn't do that on purpose, did they?" Take a look. This doens't prove anything, of course.
Some baseball memories just stick with you, regardless of your rooting interest. The night Ken Griffey Jr. and his dad hit back-to-back home runs against the Angels is one of those moments for me. I was neither a Mariners nor an Angels fan, but I was watching the Friday night game on Sept. 14, 1990, when Griffey Sr. hit a blast to left-center for a solo homer. Knowing Griffey Jr. was due up next, I remember thinking it would be cool if "The Kid" also went deep.
There's an old adage in baseball that you shouldn't trust what you see in March or September. Well, that'll be put to the test this season, thanks to the surging Indians and the plummeting Dodgers. The logic behind the adage is sound: Appearances can be deceiving with the season's bookends. A .450 hitter in spring training, no matter how good he looks, is not actually a .450 hitter. A hot team in September, no matter how dominant they appear, is guaranteed nothing in October.
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".