Yet it was those numbers, those retired numbers at Fenway Park, that gave David Ortiz something to shoot for. Shimmering in the late afternoon sun, a large red cloth had hung from the façade below the right field roof deck seats, the last few threads of secrecy for the much anticipated ceremony to come. To the left of the cloth were the numbers 9, 4, 1, the numbers 8, 27, 6, the numbers 14, 45 and 26.
The birthday boy from Madison was there that Sunday in 2000. Brett Stegmaier was in the gallery as Notah Begay dueled Mark Calcavecchia through the final holes, Begay ultimately staring down a 22-foot birdie putt to win the Canon Greater Hartford Open by one stroke with an eye-popping 20-under par. "That was a moment where I thought, wow, I need to play in this tournament and play on the tour," Stegmaier said Thursday. "To be here now, it's almost a little surreal."
Forty minutes into an hourlong conversation where he would bare his broken heart and tickle our funny bone, Chris Berman stops, as he often does, in mid-thought. "Wait, wait, the Swami has a prediction," says Berman, conjuring his long-time NFL picks segment from ESPN. "We are rooting for and predicting a winning Travelers score of minus-15. This will make it closer to par than the U.S. Open for the first time in history. I love Jim Furyk, but no 58 this year."
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".