When I was a kid, our neighborhood in the suburbs backed up to a creek. I loved exploring that creek, which was always more than a trickle but never more than 7 or 8 feet wide. My friends and I would catch crawdads, dig up worms and pretend to shoot at birds with our slingshots (it’s not a coincidence that we missed every single time). My parents weren’t big fans of the creek. People threw trash down there (stupid people). Poison ivy was everywhere. Dangers for a growing kid, y’know?
In a rather stunning development, baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan sent a letter to all Hall of Fame voters on Tuesday morning urging them not to elect known steroid users into Cooperstown. The email was sent through the Hall of Fame's voter email distribution list, which makes this the first official position the Hall has really taken on the whole "steroids" issue. MORE: The 2018 Hall of Fame ballotI'm a Hall of Fame voter.
Joe Morgan’s letter was an unexpected start to Tuesday’s baseball conversation. As you probably know by now, the Hall of Fame second baseman penned a letter to those of us BBWAA writers who vote for baseball’s Hall of Fame. Morgan, who wrote that he was speaking on behalf of other already enshrined Hall of Fame members, was urging voters not to help elect known steroids users into the Hall. “We hope the day never comes when known steroid users are voted into the Hall of Fame,” he wrote.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".