When you hit 18 home runs in a little over a month, they’re going to give you a nickname; a fan group, a gimmick; schtick to match the stick. And for Rhys Hoskins, the people who determine these things landed on “Rhys Lightning,” a play on a term that means “very fast,” and a reference to a classic musical, neither of which have much to do with baseball or Hoskins. But, it rhymes. It works. And in the season’s first five months, they could have called him “RhyHo” and people would not have cared.
“I’m gonna go right to the catch,” Pete Mackanin said to start the post game presser. But let’s start at the beginning. Jake Thompson induced two grounders and struck out Justin Turner to end the first inning. Then Jake Thompson showed up. Allowing a walk and a single to lead off the second, Thompson was bailed out by Rhys Hoskins retiring the Dodgers.
What if a rebuild was a strictly internal operation? Before each season, fans would wait to see if their team would even be playing or shutting down to acquire assets and develop talent. Only when the team felt it had a product worth putting on the field would it throw up the shutters and announce a regular-season schedule.
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".