WATCH: A-Rod's attorney finds himself in tight spot on 'Today' show

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Joe Tacopina, the attorney for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, appeared on the Today show on Monday and faced some pointed questions and even some documents awaiting his signature ... 

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. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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