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 Posted: Fri Mar 18th, 2016 02:46 am
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HBF wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: The kid is now 14 years old - it's gone from cute to a bit weird.
LOL  Loved that movie. 



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F*cking Chris Sale has now set up a " LaRoche Shrine " in front of his locker:









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This might be the silliest story in baseball history now.  What happened to the good old days when men were men and occasionally wife-swapped? 



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LaRoche finally responds to what happened.



Given the suddenness of my departure and the stir it has caused in both the media and the clubhouse, I feel it’s necessary to provide my perspective. 

Over the last five years, with both the Nationals and the White Sox, I have been given the opportunity to have my son with me in the clubhouse. It is a privilege I have greatly valued. I have never taken it for granted, and I feel an enormous amount of gratitude toward both of those organizations. 

Though I clearly indicated to both teams the importance of having my son with me, I also made clear that if there was ever a moment when a teammate, coach or manager was made to feel uncomfortable, then I would immediately address it. I realize that this is their office and their career, and it would not be fair to the team if anybody in the clubhouse was unhappy with the situation. Fortunately, that problem never developed. I’m not going to speak about my son Drake’s behavior, his manners, and the quality of person that he is, because everyone knows that I am biased. All of the statements from my teammates, past and present, should say enough. Those comments from all of the people who have interacted with Drake are a testimony to how he carries himself. 

Prior to signing with the White Sox, my first question to the club concerned my son’s ability to be a part of the team. After some due diligence on the club’s part, we reached an agreement. The 2015 season presented no problems as far as Drake was concerned. (My bat and our record are another story!) 

With all of this in mind, we move toward the current situation which arose after White Sox VP Ken Williams recently advised me to significantly scale back the time that my son spent in the clubhouse. Later, I was told not to bring him to the ballpark at all. Obviously, I expressed my displeasure toward this decision to alter the agreement we had reached before I signed with the White Sox. Upon doing so, I had to make a decision. Do I choose my teammates and my career? Or do I choose my family? The decision was easy, but in no way was it a reflection of how I feel about my teammates, manager, general manager or the club’s owner Jerry Reinsdorf. 

The White Sox organization is full of people with strong values and solid character. My decision to walk away was simply the result of a fundamental disagreement between myself and Ken Williams. 

I understand that many people will not understand my decision. I respect that, and all I ask is for that same level of respect in return. I live by certain values that are rooted in my faith, and I am grateful to my parents for that. I have tried to set a good example on and off the field and live a life that represents these values. As fathers, we have an opportunity to help mold our kids into men and women of character, with morals and values that can’t be shaken by the world around them. Of one thing I am certain: we will regret NOT spending enough time with our kids, not the other way around.

At every level of my career, the game of baseball has reinforced the importance of family to me. Being at my father’s side when he coached. Playing alongside my brothers as a kid and as an adult in the big leagues. 

Likewise, it has been great to have my son by my side to share in this experience as I played.

In each and every instance, baseball has given me some of my life’s greatest memories. This was likely to be the last year of my career, and there’s no way I was going to spend it without my son.

Baseball has taught me countless life lessons. I’ve learned how to face challenges, how to overcome failure, how to maintain humility, and most importantly, to trust that the Lord is in control and that I was put here to do more than play the game of baseball. We are called to live life with an unwavering love for God and love for each other. These are lessons I try to teach my kids every day. I truly am blessed to have been granted each of those experiences. 

Thank you to all of my previous managers, past teammates and friends across the league for making these past 12 years such a wonderful journey, and for providing me with memories that I will never forget--especially the ones with my son by my side. 

I will leave you with the same advice that I left my teammates. In life, we’re all faced with difficult decisions and will have a choice to make. Do we act based on the consequences, or do we act on what we know and believe in our hearts to be right? I choose the latter.

- Adam



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Later, I was told not to bring him to the ballpark at all.

Williams has insisted that he only told LaRoche to scale it back and the kid was never completely banned.  It also sounds like Williams tried to negotiate with LaRoche after his retirement over-reaction and LaRoche wanted no part of a compromise.  I find it hard to believe that Williams is just flat-out lying here and ever told LaRoche that the kid 100% isn't welcome at the ballpark and forced LaRoche's hand.  I'm sure Williams will have an interesting response. 

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srossi wrote: Later, I was told not to bring him to the ballpark at all.

Williams has insisted that he only told LaRoche to scale it back and the kid was never completely banned.  It also sounds like Williams tried to negotiate with LaRoche after his retirement over-reaction and LaRoche wanted no part of a compromise.  I find it hard to believe that Williams is just flat-out lying here and ever told LaRoche that the kid 100% isn't welcome at the ballpark and forced LaRoche's hand.  I'm sure Williams will have an interesting response.
I believe LaRouche more than Williams.

Williams has always seemed like a chickenshit bastard who will say one thing to your face and then have someone else stab you in the back shortly afterwords

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Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale had a scathing critique of his team's handling of the ongoing Adam LaRoche controversy on Friday.

Sale told reporters that executive vice president Ken Williams issued the team a "bald-faced" lie with regards to Chicago's rules on having kids in the clubhouse.

"This isn't us rebelling against rules," he said. "This is us rebelling against B.S."


The ace continued his tirade by telling reporters that Williams gave the team three varying versions of how he came to his decision. He said that's what's most angering the players, but didn't elaborate further.

"We were rolling. We had positive energy in here," Sale said. "Nobody saw anything as a distraction until all this happened.

"If we’re all here to win a championship, this kind of stuff doesn’t happen."

Williams initially expressed a desire to return the focus in White Sox camp to baseball, but later released a brief statement that addressed Sale's remarks:

While I disagree with Chris' assertions today, I certainly have always appreciated his passion.

Meanwhile, outfielder Adam Eaton, the White Sox player union representative, said he's already talked with the union about potentially filing a grievance against the organization. Eaton told reporters LaRoche had a clause in his contract allowing Drake to have clubhouse access, and added the players hope to meet with owner Jerry Reinsdorf in the coming days.

LaRoche said earlier in the week he wanted to take time to ponder his decision, but reports out of the clubhouse suggest White Sox players believe the 36-year-old's decision to retire is final.

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However you look at it, the team just improved on the field from a talent standpoint. 



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Awaiting player's union involvement
And nobody walks away from $13M. This isn't over.

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HBF wrote: However you look at it, the team just improved on the field from a talent standpoint. 
That is unofficially true, considering the players themselves almost boycotted a spring training game who is to say they will "really play" when the regular season starts?

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mike3775 wrote: HBF wrote: However you look at it, the team just improved on the field from a talent standpoint. 
That is unofficially true, considering the players themselves almost boycotted a spring training game who is to say they will "really play" when the regular season starts?
If they don't, they'll get shipped out and get hungry prospects back.  The Sox need a complete rebuild anyway.  Fuck those overpaid primadonnas.  Williams is just the voice/henchman for Reinsdorff, who always comes up smelling like roses. That's why he never gets fired.



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Shouldn't the kid be in school?

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Quattro wrote: Shouldn't the kid be in school?
Well it's the White Sox, not the Cubs, so most games on weekdays are at night. 



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He's homeschooled- and I'm sure it's gotten to be really creepy and odd having a 14 yr old in the clubhouse with grown men every single home game and half the road games



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