The San Francisco Giants made the playoffs and won the NL wild card game last year, but that might have obscured the direction things were going. They were 30-42 after the All-Star break. Only the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies won fewer games in the second half. That has continued into this season, as the Giants enter Monday with a 27-51 record, the second-worst in all of baseball. Combine those figures and the Giants are 57-93 in their last 150 regular season games.
There's dessert pizza, so I guess it's only fair that there's now a dessert hot dog, thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Churro Dog, which will be available at Chase Field this season and is pictured above, obviously begins with a cinnamon churro. It sits inside not a bun, but a chocolate-glazed donut, split length-wise. On top? Frozen yogurt, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauces. The Churro Dog clocks in at 1,117 calories, per ESPN.com's Darren Rovell. It'll cost $8.50.
In the past two seasons, we've seen some young, very talented right fielders crash into the wall while pursuing fly balls. Like Bryce Harper here:Your browser does not support iframes. Each time, we're greeted with an onslaught of comments and tweets about how stupid the players are. They "lack common sense" and don't yet know how to play the game, right? Because INTERNET!
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".