McNeil was noncommital when asked yesterday about his comments to the team.
As he left court, the lawyer was asked about his comments about Steinbrenner.
When asked about Edwards's comments, Askew struck the perfect note.
Asked about the senator's comments about the religious right, he waved his hand and said: "That's all irrelevant to me.
He was not asked about his comments on Yellowstone.
But Chris Leak avoided that controversy when asked about his father's comments.
"If the shoe fits, wear it," he told a reporter who later asked about his comments.
Asked about her friends' reported comments, she said she did not recall discussing the matter with anyone, he said.
When asked about Riska's comments, he chose his words carefully.
Howe will be asked about his comments again before a pitch is unleashed tonight, a distraction no manager needs.