15 Most Awkward Player Press Conferences in Recent MLB History

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15 Most Awkward Player Press Conferences in Recent MLB History

Being a pro athlete means dealing with the press on a regular basis, and in baseball, that's no exception.  This means keeping your tongue and behavior in check, otherwise reporters will eat you like a Subway $5 Footlong.

Sure enough, some players, managers and even executives have forgotten this rule and have let some things slip that maybe shouldn't have been heard by the press. Take Pedro Martinez (pictured), for example. 

In 2004, when discussing the possibility of facing the New York Yankees in the playoffs, the quirky pitcher used an...um, interesting wording to describe his history against the team. It didn't end up being relevant, but led to an awkward silence just the same.

Here are 15 moments from the press room that were those involved able to go back in time, probably would have acted differently.

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