For the first time since 2014, the Midland RockHounds did not win either half in the Texas League, but they finished in second place in the second half, giving them a shot at their fourth consecutive league title. This year's Texas League playoffs consist of two surprising participants and one team trying to make league history -- again. Not since the Fort Worth Panthers won six consecutive league titles from 1920-1925 has a team won four in a row.
But Matt Beaty can easily pick out the most important day of the 2017 season. Games and at-bats can run together during the course of a six-month season, with none seemingly more important than the other. It came April 25, when the Double-A Drillers were playing a home game and Beaty was still struggling at his new level. He was batting .167 and had gone hitless in his previous six games.
'You don't need your infield glove anymore -- you're a catcher now," he said they told him. A utility player, he had played second base, third base and catcher during his first season in the Rangers' system. But the Rangers were ready for him to make a permanent change. In 2014, Jose Trevino had just finished his first full season of professional baseball when he was pulled into the team office. "They asked me -- well, they told me, they didn't ask me," Trevino said.
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".