Dramatic music pumps through Citi Field minutes before the first pitch, accompanied by scoreboard images of Jacob deGrom’s menacing glare or a digitally enhanced clip of Yoenis Cespedes’ bat splintering as he takes a mighty hack. But on Saturday night, it was clear that it’s been a pretty frantic few weeks for whoever puts together this sort of thing. Gone were the images of Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce.
The Mets have nothing to lose but time. It could be all too easy to flip the calendar to November, when this season is officially over and “better luck next year” is more comforting of a thought. But the Mets have a long, grueling month and a half ahead, secure in the knowledge that they’re playing for little more than personal pride.
In the end, it was only fitting that Curtis Granderson broke his own news. It’s no uncommon sight to see Granderson standing in front of his locker after a loss. He spent his four years with the Mets always willing to answer questions and take accountability. But that’s not why he was there early Saturday morning. No, Granderson was saying goodbye. On Friday night, Granderson was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named later or cash.
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".