This is class...
I've always been a big fan of Greg Maddux - one of the truly great players and classy professionals. My friend here in Georgia relayed a story from last week's Atlanta Journal-Constitution (sorry - no link I can find).
On a trip to the plate to exchange balls, Maddux quietly told the umpire (who was miked), "I'm not very good. I don't think I can throw four strikes."
The ump didn't get it.