On ‘SNL’, A-Rod says he’ll sue his iPhone

A-Rod, as portrayed by Drake.

(Credit: NBC Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)

If there’s a more sympathetic athlete in American sports than Alex Rodriguez, I can only imagine it’s Lance Armstrong.

A-Rod, as he’s often called, has been banned from baseball for a whole season, partly for alleged drug use and partly for just being someone an insufficient number of people like.

Many wondered how he’d come to be associated with a now discredited peddler of nutritional advice called Tony Bosch.

So A-Rod appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to explain that it’s all a misunderstanding. A misunderstanding caused by his iPhone.

Alright, this wasn’t really A-Rod. It was Drake playing A-Rod. But one can imagine the real A-Rod attempting this robust defense.

“Have you ever heard of auto-correct?” he arrogantly asked an alleged Piers Morgan, who sounded like an upper-class hemorrhoid patient in a suburban English hospital. So, yes, he sounded a little, at least, like Piers Morgan.

A-Rod went on to explain that he’d used his iPhone to text Bosch: “What up, son? Thinking of seeing ‘Frozen’ tonight. Heard good things.”

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