There is no better feeling in October than knowing that you can leave your dusty golf clubs in the closet for just a little while longer, and that's exactly the case for eight MLB teams, for in the next few days baseball's elite clubs will square off with World Series aspirations as their driving force.
At that point, leaving those clubs in the closet for as long as possible becomes the goal, and the first team to 11 wins can say, at least for an entire year, that there is not a team in baseball better than it is.
Such strong emotions draw the best out of us, as fans, and the players as competitors, but there are two sides to every coin. Be it in the longstanding tradition of sportsmanship or its nastier sibling, unsportsmanlike conduct, trash talking figures to be one of the most entertaining parts of this coming October.
Be it Cliff Lee's calm, cool confidence, Nyjer Morgan's alter ego or the gritty style of those Arizona Diamondbacks, there figures to be no shortage of trash talk going around this fall. After all, that's what helps to make each fall a new "classic."
That got us to thinking, however: What are some of the best trash-talking moments caught on tape? Sure, some moments live through the years as glorified tales of rhetoric, but for me personally, I want the stone-cold facts. Show me the proof.
So while there are plenty of trash-talking myths and rumors to be found on the Internet, we'll only be talking about those caught on film here. Let's jump right in and discuss some of the craziest MLB trash-talking moments caught on camera.