Adam LaRoche, son to throw out first pitch before Nats game

Adam LaRoche made a somewhat shocking decision to leave $13 million on the table and retire before the season when the Chicago White Sox gave him a hard time about his son hanging out in the clubhouse. LaRoche’s former team, the Washington Nationals, never had a problem with Drake being around. In fact, the Nats are ready to welcome Adam and Drake back for a ceremonial first pitch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche has ‘zero regrets’ over retirement

Adam LaRoche found himself at the center of one of the most controversial stories of spring training when he abruptly retired amid a dispute with the Chicago White Sox related to the access his 14-year-old son Drake had to the team. But the slugger stresses he doesn’t regret making the decision, saying it was the best one for his family. “I haven’t lost an ounce of sleep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

LaRoche details experience rescuing underage sex slaves

Adam LaRoche owned the baseball news cycle seemingly for at least a couple of weeks, after retiring because The White Sox wouldn’t let his son hang out in the clubhouse any more. In Tim Keown’s profile of LaRoche that will appear in ESPN The Magazine’s April 25th issue, he touches on LaRoche’s decision to retire, but he also details how LaRoche and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher...
Via The Comeback
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Assessing a Potential Adam LaRoche Grievance

Adam LaRoche‘s unexpected retirement announcement on Tuesday – along with the many twists and turns that followed – dominated the baseball headlines last week. To recap, on Wednesday we learned that rather than walking away from the game voluntarily due to a perceived diminution in talent or lack of desire, LaRoche instead elected to retire after being informed by Chicago White...
Via Fangraphs
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans set up GoFundMe page for Adam LaRoche's salary

One of the strangest stories of the baseball offseason was Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche’s abrupt retirement. LaRoche hung up the cleats and left $13 million on the table over a disagreement with White Sox executive Kenny Williams, who told LaRoche he didn’t want him to bring his son, Drake, into the locker room as much. The move left some White Sox players unhappy...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche says White Sox wanted to completely ban son

It all started out innocently enough, but the details surrounding the retirement of Adam LaRoche continue to amaze. LaRoche is now addressing the situation publicly by sharing his side of the story. Earlier this week, it was reported Adam LaRoche was contemplating retiring from baseball due to a personal issue. As we soon learned, that personal issue had a little bit of a disagreement...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche Was One of the Best 29th Round Picks Ever

Adam LaRoche may or may not be retiring. It certainly seems as though he is, and it seems as though his decision was made abruptly. While that may not be 100 percent certain, now seems like a good time to look back on his career. On one hand, LaRoche was sort of a letdown, in that he never really took off the way it seemed like he might. On the other hand, LaRoche was a huge success...
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Sale pays tribute to LaRoche, blasts White Sox

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is furious over the team inspiring Adam LaRoche to retire by banning his son from the team’s clubhouse. On Friday, Sale was sure to loudly voice his opinion. Sale had the jerseys of LaRoche and his 14-year-old son Drake hanging at his locker. Chris sale paying tribute to LaRoche family #whitesox — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox players in total support of Adam LaRoche

The decision to try limiting the access of Adam LaRoche’s son reportedly backfired for the Chicago White Sox, as sources are saying the players threatened to boycott a spring training game in support of the surprisingly retiring slugger. ESPN’s Karl Ravech said sources told him that team president Ken Williams’ decision to tell LaRoche to reduce or restrict his 14-year-old...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam LaRoche retired over dispute with White Sox over son

This has got to be a first. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche chose to retire after team president Ken Williams told him he could no longer bring his 14-year-old son into the clubhouse. Williams said in a statement to Rosenthal, he told LaRoche his son shouldn’t be in the clubhouse as much and told the veteran to dial it back...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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