The most interesting thing about a Buck Showalter pre-game press conference is the manager usually says whatever is on his mind, regardless of the question asked. Trying to keep him on topic is a challenge to say the least.
Toward the end of his talk with the media today, Showalter was asked about the Orioles' at-bats in the ninth inning last night against the New York Yankees. Showalter started talking about Nick Markakis, complimented CC Sabathia and then finished with this:
"Contrary to popular belief, every time the Yankees get hit by a pitch, it's not intentional," Showalter said. "Every time they take a pitch, it's not a ball either."