What is A-Rod thinking? Lawsuit vs. players union frustrates peers

Did Alex Rodriguez push the button that will end his career?  

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What in the world is Alex Rodriguez thinking?

Filing a lawsuit against his own?

Not a smart move.

Rodriguez sued both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal court on Monday in an effort to overturn the 162-game suspension he was handed for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.

The lawsuit further alienated Rodriguez from nearly everyone on the planet. Boston Red Sox infielder Brandon Snyder and Miami Marlins pitcher Ryan Webb were among those who spoke out against the slugger on Twitter.

MLBPA director Tony Clark, who recently replaced the late Michael Weiner who died of a brain tumor in November, said that Rodriguez’s claims that the players union failed to fairly represent him are “outrageous.” Clark also said that Rodriguez’s attacks on Weiner — whom A-Rod claims “corrupted the arbitration process” through comments made last summer — are “inexcusable.”

Snyder and Webb expressed their sentiments on Twitter. Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler responded to teammate Webb’s tweet.