‘Grand’ Union

With a nod to the old supermarket … wanted to pass this along from yesterday, when Curtis Granderson was discussing the MLBPA visit from Michael Weiner and talked about how he tried to pay close attention during the hour-plus meeting.

Granderson was the Tigers’ union representative in ’09 and said he could be interested in doing it for the Yankees, but he doesn’t necessarily need to since Mark Teixeira and Randy Winn are veteran players who have been involved in the union as well. 

“I don’t mind it all. I like learning about it, understanding it a little bit,” Granderson said. “Both of my parents were involved with the union, being teachers in Chicago, so I was around it a little bit. I remember the first meeting when they came to Spring Training, Michael Weiner and Don Fehr and the Players Association.

“They were mentioning different things and I sat there like a deer in the headlights because I didn’t know what they were talking about. It was my first spring in 2005, and I’d had 20 days in the big leagues. From that point, I was like, ‘Man, I need to know what’s going on a little bit.’”

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