Chris Sale pays tribute to Adam LaRoche, blasts White Sox management
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is furious over the team inspiring Adam LaRoche to retire by banning his son from the team’s clubhouse. On Friday, Sale was sure to loudly voice his opinion.
Sale had the jerseys of LaRoche and his 14-year-old son Drake hanging at his locker.
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Sale told Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports that the team was “bald faced lied to” when team president Kenny Williams met with players to inform them that Drake’s presence was causing issues.
“This isn’t us rebelling against rules,” Sale said. “This is us rebelling against BS.”
The White Sox clubhouse was reportedly divided over the issue of LaRoche’s son being around the team. You can read more here about what a mess the situation has turned into.
Chicago outfielder Adam Eaton, the White Sox representative to the Players Association, says LaRoche had a clause in his contract that states his son is allowed access to the clubhouse. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark says the union may file a grievance on LaRoche’s behalf.
At this point, it seems like there is no way LaRoche would return to the team. And if others feel the same way Sale feels, the White Sox could be dealing with some serious issues behind closed doors all season long.