David Steele // Points After

July 20, 2008|By DAVID STEELE

*Quiet as it's kept, a lot of cities get more excited about the day rookies and selected veterans report than the day pitchers and catchers report - and this is one of them.

*Actually, the pitching predicament at the All-Star Game last week wasn't as dire as it seemed. Whitey Ford was ready to take the mound if needed.

*When we were all speculating about who would carry golf while Tiger Woods was away, did any of us guess Greg Norman? And in hindsight, is there a better choice?

*Shaquille O'Neal finds Jesse Jackson's comments about Barack Obama to be crude, tasteless and juvenile.

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