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.

Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs again.

He repeatedly invoked his family.

Many listeners heard a trainwreck:

https://twitter.com/Real_AngelGomez/status/403274280462319616

https://twitter.com/snapper1978/status/403268847500656640

Others were sympathetic:

https://twitter.com/MattyMays/status/403265167041253376

And at least one listener was just…confused.

https://twitter.com/bbbmariaxo/status/403272129535557632

Then there’s the tough-noogies corner.

Birds of a feather…

https://twitter.com/EagleyeSports/status/403276453821034496

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