Adam LaRoche, of course, made headlines in March when he abruptly retired from baseball. It turned out that several White Sox players weren’t happy with how often Adam’s son Drake was in the clubhouse.
Adam is a big fan of “take your child to work day” — so much that he preferred Drake to be with him in the clubhouse than at school. From an Adam Kilgore report in the Washington Post circa February 2013:
Long ago, LaRoche prioritized bringing Drake with him over traditional schooling. He goes to class in winter. In Viera, he brings schoolwork with him and sees a private tutor at a Sylvan Learning Center. They live in a small Kansas town, and LaRoche arranged Drake’s education with the public school. LaRoche said Drake’s school is fine so long as Drake passes standardized tests.
“We’re not big on school,” LaRoche said. “I told my wife, ‘He’s going to learn a lot more useful information in the clubhouse than he will in the classroom, as far as life lessons.’ ”