#AROD: Alex Rodriguez radio interview provokes disgust, sympathy
— WFAN Sports Radio (@WFAN660) November 20, 2013
Beleaguered Alex Rodriguez gave a doozy of a surprise radio interview to WFAN sports host Mike Francesca this afternoon. #AROD was trending nationwide on Twitter and the animated conversation had baseball fans buzzing.
— John Hoey (@JohnnyCrashMLB) November 20, 2013
Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs again.
— Bossy Old Biddy (@WhipperSnacker) November 20, 2013
He repeatedly invoked his family.
— Stephen Ciaccio (@SChach17) November 20, 2013
Many listeners heard a trainwreck:
@DanFosterType Mike is arguing with ppl now whether ARod is awesome or not. ARod comes off sounding like a jerk, to me. And a liar too.
— Get It Right (@DraftRyan2016) November 20, 2013
— SnapperKnowsBest (@snapper1978) November 20, 2013
Arod wanting people to feel bad for him. Man, fuck you.
— Michael (@CityOfMike) November 20, 2013
— Stephen Kelley (@s_kelley9) November 20, 2013
Others were sympathetic:
After listening to #Arod on Francessa, I think i actually feel almost bad for the guy
— Steve Janoski (@SteveJanoski) November 20, 2013
And at least one listener was just…confused.
Then there’s the tough-noogies corner.
Alex Rodriguez is a cheater and will always be known as a cheater. He took PEDs and is trying to deny it. Why? Because he is a coward.
— Peter Ingemi (@peter_ingemi57) November 20, 2013
Birds of a feather…
If lance Armstrong played baseball his name would be Alex Rodriguez. #liars
— Accidental Andy (@Astott) November 20, 2013