News Dumbass White Sox player Adam Laroche quits over son. Gives up 13mil contract

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  1. FishySausage

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    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity...player-retires-after-dispute-over-son-w167526

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    Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche is one devoted dad. The first baseman retired — and forfeited the $13 million left on his contract — after team executive vice president Ken Williamsinstructed him to limit the time his son Drake, 14, spent in the team clubhouse.
    Williams told Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that he twice asked LaRoche to “dial it back” with his son. “I don’t think he should be here 100 percent of the time — and he has been here 100 percent, every day, in the clubhouse,” Williams revealed. “I said that I don’t even think he should be here 50 percent of the time. Figure it out, somewhere in between.”
    Williams noted that Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf backed his stance. “Sometimes you have to make decisions in this world that are unpopular,” Williams said. “I’ve been unpopular before.”

    According to ESPN, Drake had been at White Sox spring training camp in Arizona every day that his father had been there. He shagged fly balls before games and played catch on the field. The teenager even had his own locker in the home clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.[​IMG]
    Centerfielder Adam Eaton said he spoke for his teammates and called the father and son duo “probably the most respected people in baseball I ever played with.” He added: “On our side of things, I think everyone would say we enjoyed Drake LaRoche in the clubhouse and everything he brought to the clubhouse. He helped out and wasn’t a burden by any stretch of the imagination. He wasn’t a big problem last year, either.”

    MLB.com reported that LaRoche had filled out his retirement papers, but the White Sox want Laroche to reconsider, and haven’t submitted the paperwork to the Major League Baseball’s central office.
     
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    While I think he's a retard for taking a stand like this, the Sox management is partly to blame for encouraging this for so long. Giving the kid his own locker and such
     
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    Adam's a good guy, but come on. Who wants to be around someone's kid at work every day & have a constant filter? In what other occupation is that acceptable? The White Sox are 100% in the right here.
     
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    I bet Jose Abreu could have his kid there all day long and not hear a peep from management. That said, LaRoche was pretty much finished anyway, at least he goes out as a hero.
     
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    The WS were bush for allowing it to go on this long.
     
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    What a pair of clown shoes. The kid will get over it.

    F mutt
     
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    Fuck off, asshole. send your kid to school.

     
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    kids should not be at work
     
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    LaRoche is a fucking moron who clearly has too much $$$.

    So you're only allowed to bring your kid to work 25% of the time (far more than any other job would allow)...

    You're going to give up $13 million fucking dollars over that?

    Fuck you.
     
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    the kid likes hanging out in mens locker rooms :dontknow:

    not that theres anything wrong with that
     
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    Seems like the players liked having the kid around, just read that they were gonna boycott yesterdays game and not play, but Ventura talked them out of it.

    Looks like the owner and Ken W. are gonna meet and discuss it. LaRoche could be coming back.
     
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    It was a group of players that went to Williams and complained.

    Who wants a kid around the work place 24/7.
     
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    Young Drake is gonna be thrilled in 2 years when he gets a brand new Kia for his birthday instead of a Vette. Way to go dad.....dipshit.
     
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    Meh, the sox were too lax on this.
    Plus he's made 72 million in his career.
     
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    Laroche has earned $50+ million in his career, he could probably afford the full option package on the Kia. :up:
     
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    Ken Williams was a fail outfielder.
     
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    If the locker room is ok with it what is the problem?
     
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    That is a work environment, not a fucking take your kid to work day, every day