Of course the reply is predictable...because it's right that's why! Don't know about baseball but isn't a home run good? & therefore my reply was "a winner"
I personally could care a less how people dress, but then I don't ask them to comply with a dress code the cruise line do.
I think there should be a line in the conditions that says "I accept that I will be refused entry to xxxxx areas if I do not adhere to the dress code, the decision of the Maitre'D shall be final''