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20 July, 18:34

HURRY IM TIMED

Read the excerpt from "The Legacy of Billy Mason." "I told you I should have stayed home!" Billy protested plaintively. "I'm missing the first game of the playoffs, and my team really needs me!" "I understand-" began his father. "No, you don't understand," said Billy, "because you never cared about anything like I care about baseball, not in your whole life." In the context of the story, the excerpt is ironic because Billy's father

a. is actually a very good baseball player.

b. named his son after a baseball player.

c. stayed away from the playoffs.

d. is more concerned about the family's vacation.

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  1. 20 July, 19:06
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    Answer: b. named his son after a baseball player.

    In "The Legacy of Billy Mason," Billy believes his father does not understand his passion for baseball. This causes him to be angry and frustrated towards him. He tells him that he has never cared about anything in his life the way that Billy cares about baseball. However, Billy does not know that his father actually named him after catcher Billy Mason.
  2. 20 July, 20:06
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    b. named his son after a baseball player.

    Explanation:

    Something that is ironic is the opposite of what is expected. In the excerpt the boy tells his father that he "never cared about anything like I care about baseball, not in your whole life." This is ironic because the boy doesn't understand that his father does have a love for baseball because he named his son after a famous catcher, Billy Mason. One might also be able to infer that the father does care about his son as much as his son cares about baseball.
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