A crazy story just got even crazier…
In case you haven’t heard about Adam LaRoche and his controversy with the Chicago White Sox, you can check out an explanation HERE. But here’s the short explanation:
The White Sox’s First Baseman and DH, Adam LaRoche, has decided to retire. But that’s not the controversial part. He is supposed to be leaving the MLB because the White Sox have asked him to reduce his son’s involvement with the clubhouse.
LaRoche’s son, 14 year-old Drake, had been participating in clubhouse activities for all of last season, and Spring Training so far this year, under the permission of the White Sox’s manager. He had his own locker, jersey, everything. He was the unofficial “26th Man”.
But LaRoche didn’t like the idea of reducing Drake’s clubhouse time, so decided to retire a little early, with one year and $13 Million left on his contract. The baseball world was stunned.
But, even with the confusing story making its way on national headlines, it got even more confusing.
According to our GRT sources, the White Sox told two different stories in the clubhouse…
White Sox management told players that the coaches complained about Drake being in the clubhouse.
But they also told the coaches that players complained.
So… Who complained? I don’t think the public knows. This case is so complex, I think only the inside people in the team know what really happened.
I have my own speculations, but I’m not going to tell you guys (unless you want me to tell you in the comments). I want you to research the case yourself, and form your own opinion. Also, please participate in this poll below! Feel free to comment on the post too.