reach first base

reach first base

(with someone or something) Go to get to first base (with someone or something).
See also: base, first, reach
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The lie here is that the Western media promoted the "evidence" as being unquestionably true, when the story doesn't reach first base when it comes to evidence-based journalism.
The modem for my office internet had been delayed over Christmas, and without any internet access Effective Communication was not even going to reach first base.
If they reach first base and put the flag up, that means they may steal and pitchers can try to pick them off.
William Winokur, it focuses on pitcher Angel Macias who, so far, has thrown the only perfect game in Little League championship history (a "perfect game" is when no hitter is allowed to reach first base.
Ballard struck out Lee Orr and Kyle Gaedele to open the inning, but a wild pitch on the third strike allowed Gaedele to reach first base.
Just as there are many ways to reach first base, there are many ways to procure and field a weapon system or product.
Seeing Andruw Jones strike out in all five trips to the plate didn't help matters, but Jones did manage to reach first base on his strikeout in the 11thinning when Marlins catcher John Baker threw wide to first on a dropped third strike.
But James could see, and later was to calculate, that the most important thing a batter could do was simply reach first base by drawing a walk.
However, Mr Hemming's grand plan to re-run the AGM in September, with all positions being up for grabs on a Single Trans-ferrable Vote (STV) basis, probably won't reach first base for a number of reasons.
Baseball players can reach first base in a variety of ways: Single, base on balls, passed ball on a third strike, hit by pitcher, catcher interference, and error.
8-1 Any player will reach first base on third strike due to a dropped ball, passed ball or wild pitch.
Braves hurler Kevin Millwood, desperate to keep New York's first two hitters Chuck Knoblauch and Derek Jeter off base - it is Atlanta's biggest mission against New York in this series - let them reach first base with singles to start the game.
Kirwin's solutions are reasonable as far as they go, but they only reach first base.
Once the ball is put into play, the usual rules apply: The batter (or pinch-runner) must reach first base before being "put out" by the defense team.
Intel Aiming for a Home Run in Wireless; May Not Reach First Base,