Baseball is usually about the long run, about enduring the ups and downs and continuing to push ahead. But this week is not like that. It's about approaching every game as if it's the most important one of the season, which it probably is. It may not have the urgency of postseason baseball, but it's the next-best thing. 1. National League Wild Card It doesn't get any better than this.
The weeks leading up to the end of July were unique this season because at least 20 teams were still seriously in the mix, all thinking they were one or two moves from a magical finish. Anyway, with 13 days remaining in the regular season, let's check out our current (and temporary) leaderboard for the men leading their team's baseball department:1. Mike Rizzo, Nationals We can retire the trophy right now. Rizzo's peers are playing for second place.
This baseball season is down to its final 14 days, and there's unfinished business here, there and everywhere. That's especially true of the undecided playoff berths and seeding, but it goes deeper than that, with virtually every contender looking at a lengthy to-do list. Here are 10 things that still need to be decided over the next two weeks:1. AL East The Red Sox are spending their 49th consecutive day in first place and have a three-game lead over the Yankees.
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".