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American English is full of colorful expressions. One such expression is to touch all bases. It comes from the sport of baseball. There are four bases in baseball, first, second, and third. The fourth is home plate. Together, the bases form a diamond shape. When a baseball player hits the ball, he must run to each base in order and touch it with his flirt. It is the only way to score a point. If the player hits the ball and fails to touch all the bases, the point will not be counted. The importance of touching all the bases was shown at the start of 1974 baseball season. Han Ganren was the player with the Atlantic breath team. He was ?  the record of hiding the most home run. A home run is a ball that is hit over the wall. Erun needed only one home run to equal the record held by Bei bruf, the greatest hitter in baseball history. Erun got that home run the vary first time he had a chance to hit the ball. He sent the ball over the wall that surrounding the playing field. That gave him 714 home rights, the same as Bei Bruf. After that day, baseball fans held their breath every time it was Han Erick time to hit. One would he hit a home run number 715. The weight was not long. In the second week of the season, Erick again hit the ball over the wall. He had broken Bei Bruf’s record, but first, he had to run around the four bases. The other players on his team watched carefully, to make sure he touched each one. If he did not, the home run would not have counted. There would have been no new record. So to charge all bases means to do what is necessary to complete an activity. The expression is used in business and politics. No business deal or political campaign is really complete until you discuss all the issues involved or, as it is said, until you touch all bases. Even professional diplomats use this expression as well as others that come from baseball. A diplomat in reporting a negotiation with diplomats from different countries may say they touched bases during many hours of talks. This means they explore all issues involved in the situation. Perhaps they did this after expressing hope that he could play ball with each other, meaning that they could learn to cooperate. Sports reports write about fast moving lively events. They must develop the way of writing that goes straight to the point. Their duty is to give the reader a complete vesture of the event in as few words as possible. They must touch all bases as quickly as they can.

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