Bazinga March 1, 2019 Share March 1, 2019 (edited) On 2/28/2019 at 10:37 PM, peeayebee said: but Willie and Cal were major enuf that no specification was needed. (IMO) Not to be disagreeable, I am not sure what you mean by "major enuf" or really why that should be the criteria for needing a BMS? Yes, the right responses are more important then the alternative responses. But the alternatives are known and could be confused with the correct choices. Yes, Cal is the bigger star and the right response, but Billy was a baseball player of the same era. No one is going to ask about Billy, but he does exist, is famous in his own right (does commentary on MLB network and Sirius radio) and someone could confuse the two. Would Roger know the right answer if asked to be more specific? I would say yes, but that doesn't mean it should not be asked. In short, there are two baseball paying Ripkens. As for Loman, there are various Lomans in the play. Yes, Willie Loman is the lead but Biff Loman is important to the play. Alex Jacob seemed hesitant in his response (probably running through Arthur Miller plays and characters). I do think he was intentionally being non-specific in saying just Loman. To add another, Gordie Howe had sons who played hockey. Yes, he is the major one (as evidenced by "Mr. Hockey") but there are other hockey players in the same family named Howe. All three needed first names, IMO. Is Wynton Marsalis major enuf for a bare Marsalis response? Think Branford and maybe a few other family members might disagree. I don't think major is the correct criteria. If there is another viable response, though wrong and maybe lesser known, need to be asked to be more specific, IMO. Edited March 2, 2019 by Bazinga 6 Link to comment
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