Well, then. Mr. Tacopina has had, one assumes, better days.
Still, let the record show that Mr. Tacopina believes his client "should not serve one inning of a suspension, as opposed to 211 games."
The real takeaway, though, is that whoever within MLB came up with the idea to waive the confidentiality agreement as a preemptive strike deserves a raise today. Tacopina was clearly unprepared for that possibility.
Yes, he'd be a fool to sign any such documents on live television and without examining them closely, but it was a winning public-relations move by MLB.