Drake LaRoche to throw out the first pitch before a Nats-Dodgers NLDS game

Associated Press

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.