Chicago White Sox's first baseman Adam LaRoche had walked away from a contract that would have sent him to $13 MILLION DOLLARS because he was told that he couldn't he bring his son Drake to the club house everyday. He was told though he could bring him a couple of days though. Mr. LaRoche acted fast and said if he couldn't bring his son everyday, then he would retire. He was walking away from $13 MILLION DOLLARS! But Mr. Adam LaRoche (in my opinion) made a courageous decision. He wanted to have his son with him everyday and he couldn't so he retired.
Ken Rosenthal had an interview with Kenny Williams and here is what Mr. Williams said.
"There has been no policy change with regards to allowance of kids in the clubhouse, on the field, the back fields during spring training. This young man that we're talking about, Drake, everyone loves this young man. In no way do I want this to be about him.
"I asked Adam, said, 'Listen, our focus, our interest, our desire this year is to make sure we give ourselves every opportunity to focus on a daily basis on getting better. All I'm asking you 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. Figure it out, somewhere in between.
"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?
"I respect the man and his decision. I can't disagree with what (Blaine Boyer) said about Adam as a person. But I take exception to the 'evil' part."
Boyer said of LaRoche earlier: "He is an unbelievable husband, an unbelievable father, a friend you can only dream of.
"I honestly think this is between good and evil. I know which side Adam lives on. I'm thankful to see the way he's acting. It's an unbelievable test of who he is, the husband he is, the father he is."
Now if you are wondering who's side I am on, I'm on Adam LaRoche's side. Drake is Adam's son. He retired because he wanted his son with him everyday. All the team members loved Drake. Then Kenny Williams had the audacity to go Adam and say he can't bring him everyday. In my opinion, he is a jerk.