Talk about putting your family first!
Veteran Chicago White Sox designated hitter and first baseman Adam LaRoche just made a MAJOR decision to choose family over work!
Adam is retiring from baseball instead earning $13 million by playing this season!
Normally athletes who step away from a sport do so because of injury, or old age as they just can’t keep up anymore.
In LaRoche’s case, the 36-year-old has decided to quite because the White Sox asked him to decrease the amount of time he brings his 14-year-old son Drake into the clubhouse!
White Sox president Ken Williams has since revealed his side of the story to The Post in a text massage saying all he did was ask Adam to “dial it back” in regards to bringing his son to the ballpark. The team’s president continued:
“I don’t think he should be here 100 percent of the time ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ 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. Figure it out, somewhere in between.”
Ken also said:
“We all think his kid is a great young man. I just felt it should not be every day, that’s all. You tell me, where in this country can you bring your child to work every day?”
Blaine Boyer, a former New York Mets player and friend of LaRoche talked to FOX Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal about the situation, saying:
“I honestly think this is between good and evil. I know which side Adam lives on.”
Williams responded to Boyer’s comments by saying:
“I can’t disagree with what [Boyer] said about Adam as a person. But I take exception to the ├óΓé¼╦£evil’ part.”
Since all this news has broken, sources have revealed to ESPN‘s Karl Ravech that White Sox players almost boycotted Wednesday’s spring training game because they were so incredibly upset about LaRoche leaving.
[Image via AP Images.]