Home run

In baseball, a home run is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process. In modern baseball, the feat is achieved by hitting the ball over the outfield fence between the foul poles without first touching the ground, resulting in an automatic home run. There is the "inside-the-park" home run where the batter reaches home safely while the baseball is in play on the field. A home run with a high exit velocity and good launch angle is sometimes called a "no-doubter," because it leaves no doubt that it is going to leave the park when it leaves the bat; when a home run is scored, the batter is credited with a hit and a run scored, an RBI for each runner that scores, including himself. The pitcher is recorded as having given up a hit and a run, with additional runs charged for each runner that scores other than the batter. Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball and, as a result, prolific home run hitters are the most popular among fans and the highest paid by teams—hence the old saying, "Home run hitters drive Cadillacs, singles hitters drive Fords.

In modern times a home run is most scored when the ball is hit over the outfield wall between the foul poles before it touches the ground, without being caught or deflected back onto the field by a fielder. A batted ball is a home run if it touches either foul pole or its attached screen before touching the ground, as the foul poles are by definition in fair territory. Additionally, many major-league ballparks have ground rules stating that a batted ball in flight that strikes a specified location or fixed object is a home run. In professional baseball, a batted ball that goes over the outfield wall after touching the ground becomes an automatic double; this is colloquially referred to as a "ground rule double" because the rule is not written into the rules of baseball, but is rather a rule of the field being used. A fielder is allowed to reach over the wall to attempt to catch the ball as long as his feet are on or over the field during the attempt, if the fielder catches the ball while it is in flight the batter is out if the ball had passed the vertical plane of the wall.

However, since the fielder is not part of the field, a ball that bounces off a fielder and over the wall without touching the ground is still a home run. A fielder may not deliberately throw his glove, cap, or any other equipment or apparel to stop or deflect a fair ball, an umpire may award a home run to the batter if a fielder does so on a ball that, in the umpire's judgment, would have otherwise been a home run. A home run accomplished in any of the above manners is an automatic home run; the ball is dead if it rebounds back onto the field, the batter and any preceding runners cannot be put out at any time while running the bases. However, if one or more runners fail to touch a base or one runner passes another before reaching home plate, that runner or runners can be called out on appeal, though in the case of not touching a base a runner can go back and touch it if doing so won't cause them to be passed by another preceding runner and they have not yet touched the next base; this stipulation is in Approved Ruling of Rule 7.10.

An inside-the-park home run occurs when a batter hits the ball into play and is able to circle the bases before the fielders can put him out. Unlike with an outside-the-park home run, the batter-runner and all preceding runners are liable to be put out by the defensive team at any time while running the bases; this can only happen. In the early days of baseball, outfields were much more spacious, reducing the likelihood of an over-the-fence home run, while increasing the likelihood of an inside-the-park home run, as a ball getting past an outfielder had more distance that it could roll before a fielder could track it down. Modern outfields are much less spacious and more uniformly designed than in the game's early days, therefore inside-the-park home runs are now a rarity, they occur when a fast runner hits the ball deep into the outfield and the ball bounces in an unexpected direction away from the nearest outfielder, the nearest outfielder is injured on the play and cannot get to the ball, or an outfielder misjudges the flight of the ball in a way that he cannot recover from the mistake.

The speed of the runner is crucial as triples are rare in most modern ballparks. If any defensive play on an inside-the-park home run is labeled an error by the official scorer, a home run is not scored. All runs scored on such a play, still count. An example of an unexpected bounce occurred during the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco on July 10, 2007. Ichiro Suzuki of the American League team hit a fly ball that caromed off the right-center field

La Primavera (song)

"La Primavera" is a song by the German DJ/production team Sash! Featuring Patrizia Salvatore, it was released in March 1998 as the lead single from their album, Life Goes On. The song was a top-five hit in Denmark, Iceland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. On the Eurochart Hot 100, "La Primavera" reached number four, it was popular in Australia and New Zealand, where it peaked at numbers 36 and 29 respectively. The theme music to the ITV game show The Moment of Truth bears striking similarities to La Primavera, despite not being based on it; the music video for "La Primavera" was directed by Oliver Sommer. Sommer directed the music videos for "Encore une fois", "Stay" and "Ecuador". CD Maxi-single "La primavera" - 3:09 "La primavera" - 3:35 "La primavera" - 5:42 "La primavera" - 6:03 "La primavera" - 8:18 "La primavera" - 6:11 "La primavera" - 2:30 Producer – Sash!, Tokapi Vocals – Patrizia Salvatore Written-By – Ralf Kappmeier, Sascha Lappessen, Thomas Alisson "La Primavera" Official music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


Vidyapati known by the sobriquet Maithil Kavi Kokil, was a Maithili and Sanskrit poet and polyglot. Vidyapati's influence was not just restricted to Maithili and Sanskrit literature but extended to other Eastern literary traditions; the language at the time of Vidyapati, the prakrit-derived late abahatta, had just begun to transition into early versions of the Eastern languages such as Maithili, Bhojpuri etc. Thus, Vidyapati's influence on making these languages has been described as "analogous to that of Dante in Italy and Chaucer in England". Vidyapati was born to a Shaivite Brahmin family in the village of Bisfi in the present-day Madhubani district of Mithila region of Bihar, India, he was the son of Shri Ganapati Thakur, a Maithil Brahmin. The name Vidyapati is derived from two Sanskrit words and pati, connoting thereby "a man of knowledge". There is confusion as to his exact date of birth due to conflicting information from his own works and those of his patrons, his father, was a priest in the court of the reigning chief of Tirhut.

A number of his recent ancestors were notable in their own right including his great-grandfather, Devāditya Ṭhakkura, a Minister of War and Peace in the court of Harisimhadeva. Vidyapati himself worked in the courts of various chiefs in North Bihar, he is recorded as having three sons and four daughters. The Kīrttilatā makes reference to an incident where the Oiniwar King, Raja Gaṇeśvara, was killed by the Turkish commander, Malik Arsalan in 1371. By 1401, Vidyapati requested the help of the Jaunpur Sultan in overthrowing Arsalan and installing Gaṇeśvara's sons, Vīrasiṃha and Kīrttisiṃha, on the throne. With the Sultan's assistance, Arsalan was deposed and Kīrttisiṃha, the oldest son, became the ruler of Mithila. Over the last six centuries, Vidyapati's life has been mythologised in different ways. Many of his admirers detail his interaction with the Gods. Among these stories is one which details that Lord Shiva came down to earth to speak with Vidyapati after being impressed with his piety. Other stories detail his interaction with the Goddess Ganga.

Vidyapati known for his love songs and prayers for Shiva, All My InhibitionAll my inhibition left me in a flash, When he robbed me off my clothes, But his body became my new dress. Like a bee hovering on a lotus leaf He was there in my night, on me! Vidyapati wrote on other topics including ethics, history and law, his works include: Puruṣa Parīkṣā deals with moral teachings. Publications Division of Government of India has brought out the Hindi Translation of Purusha Pariksha by Akhilesh Jha. There are 25 stories in the book selected from 44 stories in the original work. Besides, there are scholarly introductions to both Purusha Pariksha in the book. Likhanabali is about writing Bhu-Parikrama, literal meaning, around the world, is about local geography Vibhāgasāra is autobiographical in nature Dānavākyāvalī is about charity Gangāvākyāvalī Varṣakṛtya Durgābhaktitaraṅgiṇī Śaivasarvasvahāra Kīrttipatākā Kīrttilatā Vidyapati's influence reached Odisha through Bengal; the earliest composition in Brajabuli is ascribed to Ramananda Raya, the governor of Godavari province of the King of Odisha, Gajapati Prataprudra Dev.

He was a disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He recited his Brajabuli poems to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, when he first met him on the bank of river Godavari at Rajahmundry, southern provincial capital of Kingdom of Odisha in 1511–12. Other notable Odia poets influenced by Vidyapati's poems were Champati Ray and king Pratap Malla Dev; the influence of the lyrics of Vidyapati on the love of Radha and Krishna on the Bengali poets of the medieval period was so overwhelming that they imitated it. As a result, an artificial literary language, known as Brajabuli was developed in the sixteenth century. Brajabuli is Maithili but its forms are modified to look like Bengali; the medieval Bengali poets, Gobindadas Kabiraj, Jnandas and Narottamdas composed their padas in this language. Rabindranath Tagore composed his Bhanusingha Thakurer Padabali in a mix of Western Hindi and archaic Bengali and named the language Brajabuli as an imitation of Vidyapati. Other 19th-century figures in the Bengal Renaissance like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee have written in Brajabuli.

Tagore was much influenced by Vidyapati. He set the poet's Bhara Badara to his own tune. A bridge in Kolkata is named after him, near sealdah station. Pahari Sanyal played the role of Vidyapati in the 1937 film Vidyapati, which received a lot of appreciation; the film starred Prithviraj Kapoor as King Shiva Singha of Mithila. In Dec 2018, it was decided to name the Darbhanga Airport as Kavi Kokil Vidyapati Airport. Coomaraswamy, Anand, ed. VIDYĀPATI: BANGĪYA PADĀBALI, London: The Old Bourne Press Archer, W. G. ed. Love Songs of Vidyapati. Deben Bhattacharya, from Love Songs of Vidyapati, 1963 Songs of the love of Rādhā and Krishna, translated into English by Ananda Coomaraswamy and Arun Sen 1915 Maharsi Sri Aurobindo on Vidyapati by Binod Bihari Verma Vidyāpati: Bangīya padābali.