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White Sox players, president have fiery meeting after Adam LaRoche retirement

White Sox players, president have fiery meeting after Adam LaRoche retirement

The White Sox welcomed Drake when the team signed LaRoche to a two-year, $26-million contract last winter. Even Williams didn't claim that Drake LaRoche presented an actual problem.

The 36-year-old LaRoche announced his retirement on Tuesday and White Sox president Ken Williams said it was because he asked LaRoche not to bring his son, Drake, to the ballpark so often, Fox Sports reported.

In his only season with the Sox, LaRoche recorded a career-worst.

In regards to the decision and his conversation with LaRoche Williams stated "Even 50 percent (of the time) is probably too much, but there's a wide range between 0-50 percent, so I was a little surprised by the stance he took, which is unfortunate". But while ideally any workplace can make accommodations for individual families and their needs, it's also not "unfortunate" that kids aren't in our places of work - whether those places are an office cubicle or surgical suite or baseball clubhouse - on a "regular basis". "I respect and admire that". There's an excellent chance Williams wouldn't have said anything had LaRoche hit 25 home runs past year instead of 12. One can sympathize with LaRoche wanting to spend the most time he can with his son, especially considering how long an Major League Baseball season can be. "He was encouraged to think about it for a couple of days and get back to us".

Chicago White Sox player appears to be retiring and giving up a big payday to put his family first. The fallout has resulted in fury among White Sox players and head-scratching outside the industry.

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LaRoche and his brother Andy, a minor leaguer, followed in the footsteps of their father, Dave, who was a pitcher. First of all, he is 14 years old, he should be in school.

Should parents be allowed to bring their kids to work? If Williams truly is taking the brunt of the complaints to prevent strife within the clubhouse, that could create an uncomfortable situation among the players. "On our side of things, I think everyone would say we enjoyed Drake LaRoche in the clubhouse and everything he brought to the clubhouse", White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton said. It was a thought among a few players that didn't gain any more traction, the source said. ESPN notes that the boy was always considered a "welcome addition to the group", but it adds that unlimited access for any family member of a player is "unprecedented". What other professional gets to do such a thing? It was hard to tell if father or son relished the memories more.

They spent much time in major league clubhouses as children and were reportedly home schooled for a time.

Can you defend that as an organization policy? All jobs have rules that you don't necessarily agree with, however you take it with a grain of salt and you go about your business.


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