Over the last month or so, one of the most interesting developments in the MLB is when Adam LaRoche decided to retire from the Chicago White Sox. He blamed the decision on the organization not allowing his son, Drake LaRoche, in the locker room anymore.
He and his son joined “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning to talk about the incident. Drake discussed his role in the locker room and it seems he was acting like any other 14-year-old would at his on home.
“I cleaned shoes most of the time,” Drake said. “So I just did a little bit of everything.”
ABC News reported that he also helped wash players’ cars and clean up around the locker room. LaRoche said that his son had nothing to do with his retirement and put the blame back on his former team.
“I think he knows, deep down, that baseball was never, like, my life or my world or everything to me,” LaRoche said in the TV interview.
You can watch the full interview below.
It certainly isn’t the way he wanted his long career in the MLB to end, but he gets to spend more time with his son and family. I think that is a pretty fair trade to receive.
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