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:

Others were sympathetic:

And at least one listener was just…confused.

Then there’s the tough-noogies corner.

Birds of a feather…