Lawyer: A-Rod shouldn't serve 'one inning' of suspension

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It's another "what??" moment in the ongoing saga involving the most hated man in baseball: Yankee star Alex Rodriguez, who faces a 211-game suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.

A-Rod's attorney, Joe Tacopina, told Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show that the evidence against his client is so weak, that the slugger shouldn't serve "one inning" of his suspension.

In Tacopina's words: "I know the evidence against Alex Rodriguez, and I will tell you this: It will never stand up in a court of law or in an arbitration-panel courtroom. Never.

"Alex Rodriguez, when we confront this evidence, will have been found not responsible to the point where he shouldn't serve one inning of a suspension."

The jaw dropping moment, is served up in video form via Deadspin.com.

It comes on the morning after Rodriguez was plunked by Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. After the beaning -- A-Rod's only defender -- manager Joe Girardi, blew a gasket and was promptly tossed out of the game:

We love Star Tribune writer Michael Rand's take on all of this, as he stressed that the beaning somehow made "A-Rod a sympathetic figure to some ... Baseball needs NOTHING that turns A-Rod into a good guy or a hero."

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