You all did so poorly on the first Pop Quiz that I’ve decided to give you a chance to redeem yourselves. Your lowest grade will be dropped at the end of the semester. Ready? Here we go:
Which of the following actual final scores from May 19th, 2007, best fits the definition of a “rout”?
- (a) 13-3
- (b) 10-7
- (c) 6-1
- (d) 14-0
If you picked (a), (c), or (d), you are wrong. The correct answer is (b), which was the final score of tonight’s Mets-Yankees game. I know it’s a “rout” for sure because ESPN.com’s front page currently reads “Wright hits 2 HRs, Mets rout Yanks”. 3 run win = rout, get it? This will be on future quizzes.
For future reference, the 13-3 was a “hammering” and the 6-1 an “overpowering”; 14-0 simply reads “Braves hand Red Sox 14-0 loss”. Interestingly, when the Red Sox won 13-3 it was a “hammering” but they were simply “handed” a 14-0 loss later in the day.
EDIT: ESPN.com’s front page now reads “Wright hits 2 HRs, Mets scorch Yanks”. Better than “rout”, still inaccurate. Yes, this is a touchy subject. Get over it.