Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/15/13
When Alex Rodriguez hired noted courtroom tough guy Joe Tacopina to be his lawyer in his battle against Major League Baseball last August, the Yankees third baseman might have gotten a little more fighter than cornerman. And you might call Wednesday's hearing between A-Rod's and MLB's lawyers to beat his 211-game suspension a literal Round 2. According to The N.Y. Daily News, the high-profile defense attorney had to be physically restrained from brawling with another lawyer two weeks ago during his defense of Rodriguez when the steroid-stained slugger’s appeal kicked off in the normally sedate Park Avenue offices of Major League Baseball. The News reported: According to several sources with knowledge of the altercation, Tacopina instigated a confrontation with Julio Ayala, one of the Miami attorneys who represent Anthony Bosch, the proprietor of the now-defunct Biogenesis clinic that was a source of performance-enhancing drugs for more than a dozen big leaguers — and MLB’s
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