Joe "Cat-Killer" Petcka, the baseball player-cum-actor whose recent trial over the murder of his girlfriend's cat resulted in a hung jury last Friday, was on The Today Show this morning with his attorney. Petcka's claim during the trial was that he was defending himself against the cat (whose name was Norman) after the cat started to attack him and Petcka had swatted at the cat too forcefully. Matt Lauer didn't seem to be buying it, noting that Petcka is a "big guy" and then asking Petcka if he did to the cat what he couldn't do to his girlfriend. Petcka denied those claims and his lawyer said that, next time around, they hope they can find New Yorkers who "understand." Click the picture above to watch the clip.