In the wake of the Sunday "60 Minutes" interview with Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, MLB commissioner Bud Selig, Alex Rodriguez's attorney Joe Tacopoina and others, Tacopina appeared on WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" show to further push back against MLB's allegations against his client. The Yankees' third baseman, of course, is facing a suspension for the entirety of the 2014 season after arbitrator Frederic Horowitz handed down his ruling on Saturday.
Among Tacopina's comments regarding Bosch, the key witness against A-Rod:
"You know what? It's really easy to believable when you're not being cross-examined. It's really easy to be believable when you're not being asked by the interviewer from '60 Minutes' about his dealing (performance-enhancing) drugs to kids, and whether that had any basis for him becoming a witness against Alex Rodriguez."
On Bosch's comment to 60 Minutes that it was easy for A-Rod to get away with doping in spite of the testing program in place:
"That's why that interview was so misleading in so many ways. This guy was on the witness stand (in arbitration) for three days. … Here was his takeaway under oath: he had no masking program whatsoever."
And regarding the fallout concerning MLB's relationship with the players:
"A lot of the players are up in arms. We've gotten so many reach-outs from players and players' agents saying, 'How could MLB do this?'"