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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball.

But first, let me explain a little about the game.Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn in bat and it is called out.

The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fans or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a homerun.

Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curl ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up the plate" is ready to his or her job. "A pitching hitter” takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a home run" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.

Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something "right off the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you", I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say "I touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "covered my bases", I was well prepared. However, someone who is "wave off base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left ? ".

Let us see, I want to sell my car. But I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me the amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However, if I say we are "not in the same ballpark", I mean we can not agree because my ideas are too different from yours.

Finally, when a situation changes completely, we say that is a "whole new ball game".

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now, the VOA Special English program.Words and Their Stoies.

Base ball is American national sport.So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from base ball.

But first let me explain a little about the sport.Each base ball team has nine players.The pitcher of the team threws the ball to the batter from other team.The batter attempts to hit the ball.If he misses,it calls a strike.If a batter gets three strikes,he loses his turn bag and it calls out.A batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and opposing pleasure catch them.But,if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught.The batter tries to run or more before the ball on the base field.The batter can run to all four bases.If he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ball park. Such ahead is called a home run.

Now here are some common expressions from base ball.Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job.But a person who threw the curve ball did something unexpected.Someone who stable to some plait is ready to do his or her job.A pinching header takes place of someone else at a job or activity.

A person who strikes out or goes down swinging attempt something but failed.We also might tell the person that three strikes and you are out.But someone who hit a home run or hit out of the park did something extremely well.

Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over.Then I would say something ride of the bed if someone doing an extremely good job and it is very successful.You might say he or she is begging one thousand.If I say i want to touch with you,I would talk to you from time to time about something we planned to do.I might say I touched all the bases if I did some what is neccesary to complete a job or activity.And if I covered my bases,I was well compared.

However, someone who is we all space did something wrong or maybe dishonest or immoral.A person with strange ideas might be described as out of last failed.That is to say I want to sell my car,but I do not know exactly how much it is worth.If someone asks me the price,I might give a ball park similar or a ball park estimate.If someone offers me amount that is chose to my selling price,i might say the amout is in the ball park.However if I say we are not in the same ball park,I meaning we can't agree because my ideas are too different from yours.Finally when the situation changes completely,we say that is a whole new ball game.

This is VOA Special English programme.Words and Their Stroies.Written by S.G.I'm F.L.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is American's national sport so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has 9 players. The pitch of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball, if he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter gets 3 strikes he loses his turn a bad and he is called out. The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the 4 bases on the field. The batter can run to all 4 bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ball park. Such a hit is called a homerun.

Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is inteligent and able to do a good job. But a person who throw a curve ball did something unexpected. Someone who stepped subted the plate is ready to do his or her job. A pitch hitter takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who strikes out or goes down swinning attemped something but failed. We also might tell the person that 3 strikes and you are out. But someone who hit a homerun or hit it out of the park did something extremely well.

Sometimes I had to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something right of the batter. If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is batting 1,000. If I say want to touth base with you, I will talk to you from time to time about something we planned to do. I might say I touch all the bases if did what nesscessary to complete a job or activity. And if I covered my bases I was well prepared.

However, someone who is way off base did something wrong may be even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as out in rest villed. That of say I want to sell my car but I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asked me the price I might give a ball park figure or a ball park estimate. If someone offers me in a mount that is close to my selling price I might say the amount is in the ball park. However, if I say we are not in the same ball park, I mean we can not agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally when a situation changes completely, we say that is a whole new ball game.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by S* D*. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA SE program words and their stories.
Baseball is America’s national sport, So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team have nine players. the pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter get 3 strikes he looses his turn at bat and is called “out”. The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hit the ball and it is not caught. The batter tries to run to one or more of the 4 bases on the field. The batter can run to all 4 bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ball park. Such a hit is called a homerun.
Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who threw a curve ball did something unexpected. Someone who steps up to the plate is ready to do his or her job. A pitch hitter takes the place of someone else at job or activity. A person who strikes out or goes down swinging attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that 3 strikes and you are out. But someone who hit a homerun or hit it out of park did something extremely well. Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something right off the bat. If someone is doing an extremely good job and it is very successful you may say he or she is bating one thousand. If I say I want to touch base with you I will talk you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I touch all the bases if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I covered my bases I would well prepared. However, someone who is way off base did something wrong or maybe even dishonest it or immoral. A person with stranger ideas might be described as out in left field. Let us say I want to sell my car but I do not known exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the prize I might give a ball park figure or a ball park estimate. If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price. I might say the amount is in the ball park. However if I say we are not in the same ball park I mean we can not agree because my ideas are too different for yours.
Finally when the situation changes completely we say that is a whole new ball game.
This VOA SE program words and their stories, was written by Shelly Gollust. I am Faith Lapidus.
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Baseball is America's national sport so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball.

But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called "a strike". If a batter get three strikes, he loses his turn in a bat and it is called "out". The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catchs it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four basis the field. The batter can run to all the four basis. If he hits the ball over the fense or out of the ball park, such a hit is called "a whole run".

Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and is able to do a good job. But a person who "throw a curve ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. A "pinch-hitter" takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that " Three strikes and you are out." But someone who "hit a whole run" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremely well. Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over then I would say something "right off the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base" with you, I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete the job or activity. And if I "covered my bases", I was well prepared. However someone is "well off based" did something wrong or maybe is even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be discribed as "out in left field".

Let us say I want to sell my car but I do not know exactly how much it is worth if someone asked the price I might give "a ball park figure" or a "ball park estimate". If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ball park". However, if I say we are not "in the same ball park", I mean we can not agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally when a situation changes completely, we say that is "a whole new ball game".
Homework:

Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game.

Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a "strike". If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn at bat and is called "out".

The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it's not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "home run".

Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curveball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps out of the plate" is ready to his or her job. "A pinch hitter” takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a home run" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.

Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something "right off the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you", I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say "I touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "** my bases", I was well prepared. However, someone who is "way of base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left field".

Let us say I want to sell my car. But I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers mowever, if I say we are "not in the same ballpark", I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally, when a situation changes completely, we say that is a "whole new ball game".

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport, so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a "strike". If a batter gets three strikes, he losses his turn at bat and it is called "out".
The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "home run".
Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curve ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. "A pinch hitter" takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempts something but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a home run or hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.
Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over, then I would say something "right of the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and it is very successful, you might say he or she is "bating one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you", I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "covered my bases", I was well prepared. However, someone who is "way of base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left field".
Let's say, I want to sell my car. But I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However, If I say we are "not in the same ballpark", I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally when a situation changes completely, we say that is a "whole new ball game".
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This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I am Faith Lapidus.
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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport, so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a "strike". If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn at bat and (it) is called "out".
The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "homer run".
Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curve ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. "A pinch hitter" takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a homer run or hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.
Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over, then I would say something "right off the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and (it) is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you", I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "covered my bases", I was well prepared. However, someone who is "way off base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left field".
Let's say, I want to sell my car. But I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However, if I say we are "not in the same ballpark", I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally when a situation changes completely, we say that is a "whole new ball game".
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This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I am Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program: words and their stories.

Baseball is America's national sport, so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players.
The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball.
If he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter gets three stikes, he loses his turn at bat and it's called out.
The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it.
But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field.
The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fense or out of the ball park. Such a hit is called a home-run.
Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intellegent and able to do a good job.
But a person who threw a curve ball did something unexpected.
Someone who steps up to the plate is ready to do his or her job.
A pinch hitter takes the place of someone else at a job or activity.
A person who strikes out or goes down swinging attempted something but failed.
We also might tell the person that three stikes and you are out.
But someone who hit a home-run or hit it out of the park did something extremely well.
Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over, then I would say something right off the bat.
If someone is doing an extremely good job and it's very successful you might say he or she is batting one thousand.
If I say I want to touch base with you I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I touched all the bases if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity.
And if I covered my bases I was well prepared.
However, someone who is way off base did something wrong, oh, maybe even dishonest or immoral, a person with strange ideas might be described as out in left field.
Let us say I want to sell my car, but I do not know exactly how much it is worth.
If someone asks me the price, I might give a ball park figure or a ball park estimate.
If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is in the ball park.
However, if I say we are not in the same ball park, I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours.
Finally when a situation changes completely we say that is a whole new ball game.
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Now the VOA special English program: words and their stories.
Baseball is Americans’ national sport, so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball, if he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his / bat, and it is called out. The batter also is out, if he hits the ball in the air, and an apposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run one or more of the four bases of the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such hit is called a home run.
Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who threw a cold ball did something unexpected. Someone who steps up to the plate is ready to do his or her job. A / hitter takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who strikes out or goes down swing attempts something but failed, we also might tell the person that three strikes and you are out. But someone who hit a home run or hit it out of the park did something extremely well. Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something right off the bat. If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, he might say he or she is batting one thousand. If I say I want to touch base with you, I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I touched all the bases if I did what is necessary to complete a job for activity. And if I covered my bases, I was well prepared. However, someone who is way off base did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as out in the left field.
Let us say ,I want to sell my car, but I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a ballpark figure or a ballpark estimate. If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is in the ballpark. However, if I say we are not in the same ballpark, I mean we can not agree because my ideas are true different from yours. Finally when a situation changes completely, we said that is a whole new ball game.
This VOA special English program words and their stories was written by Shirley Gaullist, I’m Faith Lepidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America’s national sport, so it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a “strike”. If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn it bat and is called out. The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an apposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fans or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a “homerun”.

Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who threw a curve ball did something unexpected. Someone who steps up to the plate is ready to do his or her job. A pinch hitter takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who strikes out or goes down swinging attempted something but failed.

We also might tell the person that “three strikes and you are out”. But someone who hit a homerun or hit it out of the park did something extremely well. Sometimes, I have to give information quickly without time to think it over then I would say something right of the bat. If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is batting one thousand.

If I say I want to touch base with you, I will talk to you from time to time about something we planed to do. I might say I touch all the bases if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I cover my bases, I was well-prepared. However, someone who is way off base did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas may be described as out in a left field.

Let us say I want to sell my car, but I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a ball-park figure or a ball-park estimate. If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is in the ballpark. However, if I say “we are not in the same ballpark”, I mean we cannot agree, because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally, when the situation changes completely, we say “that is a whole new ballgame”.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Shirley Gollust. I’m Faith Lapitus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first let me explain a little about the game. Each baseball team has nine players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses it, it is called a strike. If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn at bat and it is called "out". The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and a opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught , the batter tries to run to one or more of the 4 bases on the field. The batter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "homerun".
Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curve ball" did sth unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. A "pinch hitter" takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted sth but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a homerun" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.
Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something "right of the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you" I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touch all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "covered my bases" I was well prepared.
However, someone who is "way off base" did sth wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left field".
Let us say I want to sell my car but I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me the amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However, if I say we are not "in the same ballpark", I mean we can not agree because my ideas are too different from yours.
Finally when a situation changes completely, we say "That is a whole new ball game."
This VOA Special English Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA special programme: Words and their stories.

Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first , let me explain a little about the game.

Each baseball team has nine players . The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a "strike". If a batter gets three strikes, he loses his turn at bat and is called out.The batter also is out if he bits(hits) the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it.But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the four bases on th filed. The bitter can run to all four bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "home run".

Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job.But a person who "threw a curve ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. A "pinch-hitter" takes the place of someone else at job or activity.

A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted to something but failed. We also might tell the person that "Three strkes" as "you are out". But someone who "hit a home run" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremly well. Sometimes I have to give information quickly, without time to think it over. Then I would say something "right off the bit".

If someone is doing an extremly good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you", I would talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touched all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or an acticvity. And if I covered my bases, I was well prepared. However, someone who is "way off base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in the left field".

Let's say I want to sell my car, but I don't know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me an amount that is close to my seling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However,If I say we are "not in the same ballpark", I mean we can not agree. Because my ideas are too difficult from yours.

Finally, when a situation changes completely, we say that is "a whole new ball game".

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is America's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first let me explain a little about the game.

Each baseball team has 9 players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses it, it is called a strike. If a batter gets 3 strikes he loses his turn at bat and it's called "out". The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught the batter tries to run to one or more of the 4 bases on the field. The batter can run to all 4 bases if he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark. Such a hit is called a "homerun".

Now, here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is "on the ball" is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who "threw a curve ball" did something unexpected. Someone who "steps up to the plate" is ready to do his or her job. A "pinch hitter" takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who "strikes out" or "goes down swinging" attempted something but failed. We also might tell the person that "three strikes and you are out". But someone who "hit a homerun" or "hit it out of the park" did something extremely well.

Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over. Then I would say something "right of the bat". If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is "batting one thousand". If I say I want to "touch base with you" I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I "touch all the bases" if I did what is necessary to complete a job or activity. And if I "covered my bases" I was well prepared.

However, someone who is "way off base" did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as "out in left field".

Let us say I want to sell my car but I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price I might give a "ballpark figure" or a "ballpark estimate". If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say the amount is "in the ballpark". However, if I say we are not "in the same ballpark", I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours.

Finally when a situation changes completely, we say "That is a whole new ball game."

This VOA Special English words and their stories was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Baseball is Ameican's national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a little about the game.

Each baseball team has 9 players. The pitcher of one team throws the ball to a batter from the other team. The batter attempts to hit the ball. If he misses, it is called a strike. If a batter gets 3 strikes, he loses his turn at bat and is called out. The batter also is out if he hits the ball in the air and an opposing player catches it. But if the batter hits the ball and it is not caught, the batter tries to run to one or more of the 4 bases of the field. The batter keep run to all 4 bases. If he hits the ball over the fence or out of the ballpark, such a hit is called a home run.

Now here are some common expressions from baseball. Someone who is on the ball is intelligent and able to do a good job. But a person who threw a curve ball did something unexpective.

Someone who steps up to the plate is ready to do his or her job. A pinch hitter takes the place of someone else at a job or activity. A person who strikes out or goes down swinging attempted something but failed.

We also like to tell the person that three strikes and you are out. But soneone who hit a home run or hitted out of the park did something extremely well.

Sometimes I have to give information quickly without time to think it over, then I will say something right off the bat. If someone is doing an extremely good job and is very successful, you might say he or she is batting one-thousand. If I say I want to touch base with you, I will talk to you from time to time about something we plan to do. I might say I touched all the bases if I did when is necessary to complete the job or activity. And If I covered my bases, I was well prepared. However, someone who is way off base did something wrong or maybe even dishonest or immoral. A person with strange ideas might be described as out in left field.

Let us say, I want to sell my car. But I do not know exactly how much it is worth. If someone asks me the price, I might give a ballpark figure or a ballpark estimate. If someone offers me an amount that is close to my selling price, I might say, the amount is in the ballpark. However, if I say they are not in the same ballpark, I mean we cannot agree because my ideas are too different from yours. Finally, when the situation changes greatly. We say: that is a whole new ball game.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Shelly Gaullist. I'm Faith Lapitus.
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