The Cubs will wake up early Friday morning and get ready to play baseball again at Wrigley Field. But if manager Joe Maddon had his way, they'd be able to sleep in, do their laundry and get to the park in the late afternoon for a 7 p.m. start, like every other team. "I think 107 years indicates it wasn't such a good idea," Maddon recently said of the Cubs' day baseball tradition, referencing their epic championship drought.
Kris Bryant got tossed from a game last month for the first time in his career after arguing a strike that clearly was out of the zone. Ben Zobrist nearly got ejected Wednesday after a strike was called on a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning. It's getting weird on the North Side, and manager Joe Maddon saw the near-ejection of Zobrist as an omen of sorts, a Zopacalypse, if you will. "Had the game continued, I really believe that something may have occurred that we've never seen before," Maddon said.
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts apparently has been handing out World Series rings like Tic Tacs, as White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf revealed during an exclusive USA Today interview. According to Reinsdorf, Sox manager Rick Renteria was given a ring for his one-year stint as Cubs manager, as was his predecessor, Dale Sveum.
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".