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Adam LaRoche Reportedly Retired Because the White Sox Didn't Want His Son in the Clubhouse


Adam LaRoche didn't just retire because of nagging injuries, there was reportedly another reason for his decision to step away from the game.

The 36-year-old first baseman was told by the White Sox president Ken Williams that he couldn't bring his son, Drake, into the clubhouse anymore. 

It comes as a bit of a shock considering LaRoche's son was such a known part of the team, even being recognized by the local media. 

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When asked about the situation, Williams stated that it was the frequency in which Drake was around.

"Our desire this year is to make sure we give ourselves every opportunity to focus on a daily basis on getting better," Williams said. "All I'm asking [LaRoche] to do with regard to bringing your kid to the ballpark is dial it back. 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. I said that I don't even think he should be here 50 percent of the time. We all think his kid is a great young man... You tell me, where in this country can you bring your child to work every day?"

While the game will miss LaRoche, others admired his beliefs in siding with family first and foremost.