Huffpost Sports

Tom Glavine: A-Rod Seems To Be 'Grasping At Straws' With Lawsuit Against Union

Posted: Updated:

BOSTON (AP) — Hall of Famer Tom Glavine says Alex Rodriguez appears to be "grasping at straws" in his lawsuit against the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Glavine was a longtime union leader and participated in negotiations during the 1994-95 strike. He says knowing the people in the union as he does, he finds it "hard to believe" that Rodriguez is claiming they didn't do their job when they represented him in the grievance that lowered his 211-game suspension to 162 games.

Rodriguez sued the MLBPA and Major League Baseball last week in an effort to overturn the penalty.

Glavine was in Boston on Thursday to receive the prestigious Fuchs award from the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The award is named for the former Boston Braves owner and given for long and meritorious service to baseball.

Around the Web

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame

Clubhouse Insider Boston Red Sox News

New Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine talks NY Mets ending: 'I still hear ...

Scouts: Tom Glavine would have made skilled NHL player

Glavine hopes to enter Hall in good company

Tom Glavine Shows Off Hockey Skills With Cam Neely, Bruins (NESN Vault)

Put them in Hall of Fame together!

Tom Glavine's wife Christine shares her husband's reaction to Hall of Fame ...

Tom Glavine one of many successes in Kings' 1984 draft class

ESPN's 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

From Our Partners