The Adam LaRoche retirement fiasco — spurred by his belief that the White Sox were unreasonable in barring his son Drake from constant presence in the clubhouse — seems like it happened a million years ago. But it was just this past March. Thinking about it once again, it is no less a silly situation now than it was then.
But if you think Adam and Drake LaRoche have walked off into the sunset, think again. They’ll be in Washington for Game two of the NLDS:
Obviously they’re honoring former Nats like LaRoche and Hernandez with this. I’m guessing Drake was a package deal: if you don’t take him, you don’t get Adam.
The Red Sox announced that Jerry Narron will be the team’s bench coach this year.
Narron will join interim manager Ron Roenicke in the dugout to lead Boston’s coaching staff. The two previously worked together in the same roles from 2011 to 2015, during Roenicke’s tenure as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron most recently spent the last three years as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks. He also has managerial experience with both the Rangers (2001-2002) and Reds (2005-2007).
The Mets reportedly considered hiring Narron this winter as a possible bench coach for then-manager Carlos Beltran, before ultimately going with Hensley Meulens.