Adam LaRoche

Adam LaRoche is a doting father to his 14-year-old son, Drake. So when his employer, the Chicago White Sox, told him to stop bringing his son to work every day, he offered to quit his job instead.

The popular first baseman is walking away from a $13 million dollar Major League Baseball contract because he believes family comes first.

Child experts say the bond between a father and his son plays a crucial role in the healthy development of a boy's self awareness and identity.

People.com -- LaRoche, 36, officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, writing on Twitter: "Thank u Lord for the game of baseball and for giving me way more than I ever deserved! #FamilyFirst"

White Sox Executive Vice President Ken Williams insisted to Fox Sports he had only asked LaRoche to "dial it back" when it came to bringing his son Drake to practice and into the clubhouse.

The teen traveled with LaRoche on road games for several years and even had his own locker in the White Sox clubhouse next to his father's locker.

Drake would often attend batting practice and meet with players, according to the Chicago Tribune. The issue became hot-button for the team, prompting a two-hour meeting with leadership earlier in the week.

Would you quit your job if your employer told you to limit the time you spend with your children?

  • Yoni

    His son was probably annoying as SHIT! I hate when folks don't know how to tell their kids to sit the fukk down and get out of folks face!

  • Pebbles

    Other opportunities will be coming his way real soon.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Nope

  • Melissa Rice

    Not for 13 million I wouldn't. I saw my parents work ethic and it was passed down to me & I didn't go to work with them everyday. Now what is he going to see?!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Child experts say the bond between a father and his son plays a crucial role in the healthy development of a boy’s self awareness and identity

    ________

    That's all well n shyt but that 13 mil would have provided a great lifestyle. Leave the boy at home. Most ppl can't bring they kids to work anyway #entitlement #wtf #leavethekidathomeandgotowork

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    His baby mother consigned on that?

  • iWasteTime

    Would you quit your job if your employer told you to limit the time you spend with your children?
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    Incendiary!!
    They didn't say spend less time with your child. They said limit the amount of time he is in the club house and at practice. He had a locker in the clubhouse, that is a bit much. The team had to alter themselves daily based on a child being around.
    I do admire and adore the choice he made as a father. Family First! He can afford it!

  • 100milesperhour

    Good riddance; he was probably ready to retire anyway, this gave him a good reason. Son there everyday asking players a bunch of annoying questions, wanting to be the center of attention...gwan now. I'm sure players complained to management like WTF man?

  • Wildcat34

    True. It is noble what he did, but he is creating entitlement in his son at an early age. Go sit down!

  • jason

    it was a selfish decision in the least. They did all that for you and your son and you leave anyway....now how will your family eat.

  • SpillyNillie

    Everyday AND on the road....thats' a bit excessive

  • Yoni

    She was out fuggin his teammates.

  • Yoni

    bringing his son to work every day
    _______________________
    EVERYDAY tho'? When did he go to school?

  • iWasteTime

    Home Schooled

  • iWasteTime

    good, this would have been his 12th or 13th season

  • Ms Thang

    White privileged at its best

  • BLOODBLOOD

    13 mill ain't nothing compared to all the money that's about to come his was from this story.

  • Carrington

    I ain't mad at him... but ya dumb as f*ck. This is entitlement at it's best at work. So, you love your son, eh? You think I don't love mine? Don't MOST people with children love them? Why the F*CK do you think you get to bring your child to a $13 million dollar gig when the person on fries making $11 THOUSAND dollars annually and likely NEEDS to bring her kid to work because she can't afford daycare doesn't get to bring hers?
    I'll bet if he hadn't already made enough millions that he can sit out and play dad at home all day he'd be singing a different tune. Not to mention the fact that he's bringing a FOURTEEN year old to work... WHY?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That's common... Ha.

  • iWasteTime

    I would like to know what it was a hot button issue?
    The child is 14 but this started when he was 7 on this team! Dad did it on his other teams too. What prompted the discord? Were other fathers told they couldn't do it? Did he do something specifically?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I need you to watch your son."

  • SummerBaby

    His son is 14. I think it's a little odd. If he don't let that boy breathe.

  • therealashland

    ditto! There has to be a level of professionalism. If they tolerated this for this long and simply asked him to tone it down, there is nothing unreasonable about that request. His son obviously made it hard to do they job that they are being over paid to do. I can only imagine how annoying this kid has to be, to have to be forced upon other adults and its not even their child. This kid is going to grow up with same and guilt when he realizes what he cost his father. Why not let him hang out at games like other peoples kids.

  • therealashland

    Some people are applauding what he did, but what lesson has his son learned? That if you don't get your way you quit? I am sure some where in his contract they have rules, and these rules where being bent until he snapped them. I am glad he loves his son, but this entitled behavior hasn't taught him anything.

  • Milani

    White Sox Executive Vice President Ken Williams insisted to Fox Sports he had only asked LaRoche to “dial it back” when it came to bringing his son Drake to practice and into the clubhouse.
    ================================================
    I'm just curious as to what the boy was doing while dad was practicing. He had his own locker, met with players, went on the road with dad for years, etc...what the hell was he doing? Was he being helpful with the team, or was he being a Dennis the Menace type kid and annoying the players after a while, and that's what caused the issues?

    I just find it odd, but hey...whatever.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Bless his heart. Hope he saved. Don't use your why as an excuse. Can you imagine if everyone brought their child to practice?

  • LipstickANDlace

    Shouldn't he be in school somewhere? Ugh.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I think dude wanted to retire used his son as excuse.

  • stav

    I think this is absolutely beautiful, a man very involved in his child's life. A child that obviously looks up to his dad, and enjoys spending time with him. There is a valuable lesson here that money is not everything, this man is aware of his blessings ,and has acknowledged he has received more than deserved. His son has a exceptional man as a dad, and a great role model. He walked away from 13 million because obviously he could afford to, and in this day and age that's pretty much unheard of . His priorities are well in tact.

  • TheWildChild

    I'm sure his teammates were tired of having to watch WTF comes out their mouths around that kid. ? Worst than people who bring kids to the bar area of a restaurant during Happy Hour and give evil looks ? cause me and my crew are cussing and drankin' ?

  • raysorbladeczar

    Is the son dying or something? Why isn't he in school? This is white folks problems! Y'all negros better keep y'all bad azz kids in daycare!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Privilege...

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Exactly.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    There's more to this story. On the outside sure...Awe, how Fatherly,,,But,,,He's the same age as the ball boys,,,There's something missing. He's said to be worth 20 plus million. So...Yeah...He has the privilege? to do as he pleases? Must be nice?? Happy St Patrick's day y'all?? @Jusstlook imma do whole taters this year??

  • Finding Forever…

    I understand both sides--Athletes DO spend A LOT of time away from their families & kids, so I TOTALLY get that he wants to spend time with Young Drakie-Drake...BUT EVERYDAY, IS A DAMN LOT. The White Sox could have AVOIDED this WHOLE issue by NEVER allowing it from the jump or telling him in the beginning it would be on a LIMITED BASIS (quite for sure other players either wanted to do it too or started complaining--THUS AN ISSUE)..Clubhouses usually have family areas, so that SHOULD BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT. LET US ALSO NOT FORGET HE'S A DH, SO IT'S PROBABLY SAFE TO SAY HE WAS/IS AT THE TAIL END OF HIS CAREER, ANYWAY...EVERYDAY FOLKS CAN'T BRING THEIRS, BUT HERE WE GO WITH THE SELF-ENTITLEMENT--I CUSS WAAAAAY MORE THAN I SHOULD & I DON'T THINK I WOULD CARE FOR HAVING TO "CENSOR" MYSELF BECAUSE HE'S CHOOSING TO PLAY DADDY CARE, LOL!

  • TheWildChild

    ???? right, they were like, coach WTF? ?aw hell no, he gots to go!?

  • Jessica

    There is a time to work and a time to spend with family. He should have known how to separate the two. 99% of us cannot bring our children to work everyday. I can understand bringing him sometime, and allowing him to travel with the team a few times per season. But, everyday. Nope.

  • Di Ana

    Was there no baby sitter for the kid?

  • Fabulousbrownme

    "He walked away from 13 million because obviously he could afford to"
    ____________________________________________________

    That's the key...he could afford to. There are MANY mothers and fathers who would love to be very involved in their childrens' lives and spend many hours with their child but can't because they have to work to provide for said children. A lot of these parents work hard to make a living AND still find quality time to spend with their children.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    SHyt white ppl do....anyway, I read elsewhere.. his son was being home schooled...but still where is the mother?..the days the boy couldn't go with his dad... he could be with the mother, no? ...but he and his son can be together ALL day...doing whatever shyt that want too.
    ...I love my daughter...but all day everyday and she a tween too..lawdt help me...I would be crazy!

  • stav

    That was my point ! That association allowed it for such a long time, with that being said I think anyone would have felt some kind of way if now all of a sudden this must cease. They should have never went along with it.

  • Empress

    Agreed. While it's great to encourage your children it can also be a bad move to engross them in your work at this frequency. Take time off and go to your son's school and get involved with things he likes to do instead of raising him to be your mini-me or shadow. He should be engaging with other children, all those years of constant contact with grown men who play sports of all things and adult conversations/situations probably contributed to him being so annoying that they asked you to stop bringing him so much. I bet that little boy has a mouth on him. He probably feels like he is one of the players.

  • 100milesperhour

    LaRoche stated, 'We're not big on school. 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.'

  • stav

    The association should have never allowed in the first place then, He's been doing this for years. It certainly not his fault if they allowed it for so long. So of course the son and dad became comfortable with it.

  • Empress

    I doubt they changed their behavior that much. I think the boy is getting older and just got annoying he probably pipes in on conversations and everything. If he grew up in the club house and now entering puberty he likely considers the players his "friends" instead of daddy's team mates.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I understand both side too but at the end of the day it was a bit much to bring him everyday. What if the other players brought their kids too ? It wouldn't be appropriate to do that because they wouldn't get any work done. I liove the kids though?

  • Finding Forever…

    RIGHT...JUST SIT & WATCH THEM ACT A DAMN FOOL & LOOK AT YOU, AS IF YOU ARE IN THE WRONG FOR LOOKING--JUST WENT THROUGH THIS WITH MY COUSIN (WATCHING HER NEPHEW & HER OWN TWO KIDS) A FEW WEEKS BACK...FOUND MYSELF ORDERING FOR THEM & "TRYING" TO KEEP ORDER...DISMISSED MYSELF R-I-G-H-T AFTER I TOOK THE LAST SWIG OF MY RASPBERRY LEMONADE, LOL--I COULD FEEL THE, "GET THESE KIDS WILL YOU, GO$ DA&N...HE'S RUNNING INTO PEOPLE, SAYING TITTIES (OUT LOUD)--A CONTINUOUS DISASTER; NOT THE FIRST TIME.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    The dad grew up the same way. His dad was a MLB player, and they used to travel together.

    I still dont care though...

  • TheWildChild

    ?? you know what, ??

  • Yoni

    HOW, when he was always "at work". LOL

  • Unhappy American

    Privileged whites

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    All this is about IS ? this cat ain't hitting that ball like they were paying him...

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    HEEELLLL YEAH...next...my kids come first. I walked away from a job when my son was a preemie..they told me the nurses update calls were a distraction to my job..bish this is Glamour Shots not fukking Rocket Surgery..peace...God provided..got a better job more money. Your child's development comes first..

  • Empress

    Yeah like what "unclockable tranney" means.

  • Yoni

    I don't like kids with NO home/social training. Can't STAND IT!

  • Yoni

    THIS!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I think that he was being a ball boy.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Plus they do alotta drugs. His lil ass was blowing up the spot.

  • TheWildChild

    He needs to be around his peers, develop social skills. but who knows, maybe he's autistic or something and mom is a pill popper. ?

  • Finding Forever…

    Right, he only 12 homers & 44 rbis last year...Can we say, TAIL END OF THE CAREER & looking for an easy OUT, possibly...

  • Yoni

    And I can't help but think that the son won't be as "great" of a baseball player as his dad is trying to train him up to be. That lil fukka prolly can't even swing a ball or catch a bat. LOL

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Baseball season is an average of 162 games on the road mostly.. If I chose not to put my kid in daycare or pawn him off on someone else for a buck whale cudoz..not everyone can do that. But I have walked for my kids before. Some rich kids wind up bat shyt crazy cuz their parents DONT spend time with them and what we do...we clown the parents. Why is he/she out all the time and not at home with that baby? When the kid oh say become Will and Jada Kids age and the lack of attention shows cuz money was more important..then the issue is what? Fuk can't have it both ways...

  • Empress

    He is enmeshed with his son. When/if that boy breaks away when he grows up his father will become clinically depressed. Walking away from your job over such a reasonable request actually speaks to some serious issues within the father. The most important thing is that he and his son are together everyday, all day long, even more important than the boys education, there's some mental issue going on.

  • T3

    This! I can't stand when I have to censor myself in what is meant to be an adult setting.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    We don't know what parents reasons for doing what they do. If he IS a special needs kid then I would go OVER the MOON for him to make sure he is protected. So maybe.. It reminds me of the the kid that is being groom to be King.. he spend his days in training how to act speak talk laws etc..he's what 12? ION

  • nucynu25

    +1

  • Finding Forever…

    I DON'T HAVE ANY KIDS, BUT HOW CAN YOU SIT THERE & DO NOTHING...MY MOM N-E-V-E-R ALLOWED THIS & I CANNOT WRAP MY MIND AROUND THOSE WHO ALLOW IT...THE ISH IS EMBARRASSING, TO ME...I HAVE YOKED MY NEPHEWS UP WITH THE QUICKNESS & SISTER WAS COOL WITH IT (SHE BETTA, AS MUCH HELP AS I GIVE...LOL)..MY COUSIN IS FROM EAST BALTIMORE & ISH WOULD GOOO WAY LEFT, IF SHE POPPED OFF--SOME PEOPLE TAKE OFFENSE TO "HELP" & SHE IS ONE OF THEM, LOL

  • sealsaa

    Exactly. No child belongs in the workplace of a parent everyday at any job. Go hang out with other children your age. Hell, play baseball with them.

  • Wildcat34

    Absolutely. This could have been a very teachable moment in this young boys life, but instead his Father chose to quit when asked to accommodate the others on his team. There should be no reason his son should be involved that much. After all, this is his father's place of employment...it seems the rules were relaxed and the father took advantage of the circumstance. You see Stephen Curry cut the crap with his daughter...its cute for second then it becomes annoying. We got work to do!

  • MissHarlem

    I don't want to see your snot nose kid every damn day. I get it but no. ??

  • MsVAllDay

    I think bringing him everyday is a stretch! Work is work and you should be and conduct yourself as a professional. You not bringing him for the few hours you have to be on your job is not going to hurt this child. He's walking away b/c he has the money to do so. I bet his tone would be different if this was his first year playing.

  • Scroogwap

    They probably requested something more sinister from him. Perhaps to harm his son in some way if he wants that 13 million. Thats how the higher ups get down. You have to participate in rituals if you want to get in the multi millions club.

    They dont just give up that kind of money because you have talent. They can find a ball player anywhere. They can even rig the games if they want.

    I dont believe he walked away from 13 million just because he couldn't spend time with his son everyday.

    What kind of fool do you take me for, Sandra?

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    Why is his son at his work everyday, does he not go to school, can he not get someone to watch him while he's at work, I wouldn't expect my boss would be happy for me to take my son in with me every shift

  • Bam Bam Li

    Everyday? What about his schooling? And socialisation with kids his OWN age isn't that just as important?

  • Mel

    Dam he was bringing him everyday what happen to school? Something about this story here just seem like part of it is missing ?

  • surprise2012

    His son is 14 yrs old, old enough now to know his dad loves him and is working to take care of him. SMH to answer the question NO I would not leave my 13Million job. Hell I can't leave the job I have now and I don't make a fraction of what he does. Luckily my sons are 18 & 23 and I did it all by myself. Well their dad was in their life, but I was still a single parent. Oh was this guy a single parent? If not, why couldn't he stay with his mom? HMMMM.

  • Yoni

    My nieces let their children run all over restaurants. Then want to get mad at the waitress because you let your kid LITERALLY jump up and down in the middle of the aisle and he bumped into a waitress who was carrying a TRAY full of drinks. Then gone say, SHE shoulda watched where SHE was going. NO BITCH, YOU should tell your child to sit the fukk down! They let the tween girls run to the bathroom all the time. Why does it take five girls to go into a ONE STALL bathroom? FOR WHAT? SIT THE FUKK DOWN! THIS is not the place! Thing is, we were raised by the SAME FOLKS (my mama and great aunts) and they did NOT play. YALL know better!

  • softness1

    Pause!!! The kid even had his own locker?!!! Stop it.. lmao!!! He's going too far.. I understand he loves his kid and all but we all work. We can't just bring our kids to work constantly. Who the hell does he think he is? and why does he think they're undermining his parenting by telling him to dial it back a little.. They didn't ban the kid, just fall back on the every day visits.

  • mel

    His son had his own locker and chair in the locker room. He actually invaded the work space of the other teammates. One of his teammates probably complained about this situation to management, but they had already set precedent by allowing this behavior to continue once he joined this team. They had no policy in place to prevent this from happening.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I understand the love but come on now.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    So now his son grows up thinking he should always get his way. And if he doesn't just walk away.

    Great example $13 million dollar dad.
    #ytprivilege

  • Paige

    If my job asked me to stop being my son to work I would. I would never take my child to work with me anyway. I work from home and my son goes to preschool everyday!

  • Soldier Woman

    CTFU..LMMFAO.. and his own locker..WTF?!?! LOL

  • Soldier Woman

    OKkkkkkk! lol

  • MzCaliAttorney

    Ken Griffy Jr & Tony Gwynn Jr both went to work with their dads, also LaRouche signed with The Sox with them agreeing to allow his son to come along which is why he had his own locker...the real problem is dad didn't play well last year.

  • Fred G sanford

    take yo lil azz to school and play with kids your own age

  • Soldier Woman

    TOOO FUNNEEEE...lol..you're right tho

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    I'm enlightened and intrigued.

  • Soldier Woman

    LMMFAO..AHHHH lol

  • LeBrick James

    When you've made over $50 million in your career, and have millions in the bank, you can walk away from $13 million and it's not gonna change your lifestyle.

    That's true love right there. God bless him.

  • wonderwoman

    If he was working in a office would he bring his son to work. A job, is a job be professional. Another thing, why is the son not in school?

  • softness1

    There was no ban.. The kids still could have come, but just not every day. WTF??? so instead of 5 days a week, bring him 2-3.. He needs to be around his kid constantly??

  • Wildcat34

    Not a way in hell. I adore my daughter, but work is a place where business gets taken care of. I don't need any distractions.

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    The kid looks like he is too grown for his britches....send his butt to school..collect ur coins..TAKE CARE OF UR FAMILY...n play madden with the lil tyrant when u get HOME..to the luxurious mansion u can pay for..with the 13million dollar contract smh!

  • Wildcat34

    Exactly...just look at that picture...says it all! LOL

  • softness1

    Dead!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ms. Damn Solo

    I absolutely agree! We have gotten WAY away from family values. This man's first job is a father to his son and if the workplace allowed it, I don't see anything wrong with you. Here is a man that embraces family and people are bashing him. The brief statement he made speaks volumes about his character and priorities. God will not forsake this man and his family, he will be fine financially and spiritually because of his decision.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    That's all well n shyt but..."
    ..................................
    right! ROFL!

  • Fabulousbrownme

    He's probably banking on the son playing major league baseball since his dad also played in the majors and used to bring him to the locker room. I hope his son has the talent to do so or else they will both be sadly disappointed.

  • Just Keya

    This is no regular job and the dad is away a lot of the time. So him trying to spend as much time with the son as he can is great. I'm for it. Tuh

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yallcrazy

    Right. One time I invited my friend out to breakfast with me and another friend. Here she come bringing her 6 year old son. I was so ticked. Now I got to muffle my words, can't tell the story right and sht. I was so annoyed. They had a similar situation on the bus when Kim Fields brought all her kids on RHOA. People know they a mess. No common sense

  • LeBrick James

    "There’s going to be a time coming pretty quick when [Drake and daughter Montana] are going to be out of the house, doing their own thing, and I don’t want to look back and regret these years where I could have done more. I learned that from my dad."
    -Adam LaRoche
    ===========
    Family before money.
    I cant get mad at this man for putting family first.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *sprays sparkling water everywhere*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'm stunned at the mention of a wife; I assumed he was a widower who lost his wife during childbirth.
    he's on some b.s. as far as that life lessons statement, and his wife must be lil touched too if she agrees w/her child not being schooled.

  • LeBrick James

    His son didnt make any demands here. The father just did what thought was best for his son and his family. He was making good money, but he didnt like the idea of not being able to spend as much time with his kid as he'd like... especially since his son is only a few years away from going out on his own. So the dad made a financial sacrifice for the good for his family.

    I wish more fathers thought that way.

  • ramosyo

    I bet no other kids had lockers but his! I mean he is rich anyway...GOODBYE

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I hope he has the talent AND the love of the game. he's being an on-stage stage dad, like he's trying to force his legacy into existence. he better hope his boy doesn't rebel and turn into an EJ (or a Cait).

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *cackles*

  • Fabulousbrownme

    Exactly! He better hope his son doesn't show up on the family ranch wearing a dress and cowboy boots one day.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    then he'd be tryna take a bat to him... (just kidding)

  • SameoleJ

    I am on the fence.....I agree that with all that is going on in this orld, a young man needs to have his father present to help guide him into manhood and help him adjust to society; however there also is a time that the child needs to be able to define who THEY are separate and apart from their parental figure, and create their own identity, as well as create outside friendships. It seems to me that they requested the he start to "dial back" the child's everyday presence in the clubhouse, etc.. I don't see any problem with that, and con't see why the father took such drastic matters. As someone else said, at 14 that young man knows his father loves him dearly, just like LaRoche's daughter, who isn't there with him everyday, knows her father loves her. Or does this only apply to his man child aka younger him?

  • Nataliegaye

    Ding Ding Ding....You are sooo right about this. Unless everybody's kid is allowed this type of treatment and access the team had a right to address the situation with him. Good luck to him, hopefully his kid isn't trying to play professional baseball

  • Yoni

    Watch.

  • Particularly petty

    Lets talk about the fact that he sucks as a player (bats .212) and isn't worth 13 million. Sorry, you gotta go
    LeRoche.

    Stop feeding the son story for sympathy. I didn't go to my moms job everyday either.

  • SpiceGirl

    I believe family comes first ....but you have to make the money to take care of SAID family. They just ask, dont bring him "as much" Guess that wasnt good enough for him tho....I think it's stupid to quit.

  • SpiceGirl

    i said the SAME thing on another blog.....

  • kiddo1

    Ok he walked away from 13 milli. so why can't he see lil man when he get home... just asking?

  • Fabulousbrownme

    I can agree you with you on that.

  • WetPntees

    I think he thought his threat would change their minds which would make things seem as though the players trump the coaches in making major decisions and it backfired in his face... I'm sure he's either biting his nails sitting by the phone praying for redemption or a phone call from another major league team.. I would be PISSED if I was wifey though.. Why can't his son watch, participate, and support him from the STANDS like most other athlete children? #SpoiledRichKids

  • WetPntees

    Thank yah! Spoiled and VERY rich indeed... They BOTH are throwing tantrums and should be dealt with accordingly..

  • SpiceGirl

    IDK....but he sure seems full of himself. I would NOT give up my millions on something that could have been delt with differently...like 2 days a week.

  • WetPntees

    Good!! So now maybe his SON can financially support the family whilst his dad watches the game from the parking lot or at home on his enormous television screen...

  • WetPntees

    Probably is home schooled, during his homework in the stadium's locker room

  • WetPntees

    Yup! And God watches over FOOLS and babies... Look at God!! (screams) I SAID LOOK AT HIM!!!!

  • WetPntees

    Still doesn't equate to why HE would walk away from a $13 mil deal.. If he didn't play well last year WHILST his son was attending then maybe it's not the son afterall, it's HIM! Should've been cut or given a salary decrease.. I'm very confused yet very much not in a giving a fu** mood today so....

  • WetPntees

    +13 mil

  • 100milesperhour

    Kid is a dumb jock in the making. If nothing else, school will teach you how to appreciate others opinions, and look for answers on your own. They don't even home school the boy.
    LOL, lost wife during childbirth.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    Apparently dad is a "staunch" supporter of the 2nd Amendment so lil Drake might catch a piece of hot lead if he show's up in a Easter dress

  • WetPntees

    *I wish more fathers thought that way.*

    And they DO!! They are called UNEMPLOYED!! I'm willing to bet his son coaxed his decision, with pouting, storming off to his room, being detached from the rest of the family etc... The demand list of a spoil rich kid goes on and on til the break of dawn..

  • WetPntees

    Exactly.. And to what level does the love of a Father for his Son needs to be determined here.. Some people take things way too far..

  • WetPntees

    Thank you!! This is BEYOND absurd...

  • Mrs Mary

    First of all , nobody else was bringing their kid to work with them everyday. it's a WORKPLACE and besides they already showed him love giving him his own darn locker next to his dads! but it shouldn't be to have everyday just an honorarium type of thing. he took it too far by bringing his son with him everyday. how would he like it if everyone else did that? to me that is white privilege at its best!!! now he can take the time and coach his son team and spend time with his son on his own darn time. work is work and play is play and family time is family time you have to know the difference and separate the two!

  • WetPntees

    Boom!! Couldn't have said it better myself!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He was ready to retire and this gives him a retirement plan. A book deal, publicity, interviews, probably a movie etc. Greay marketing??

  • jussaying

    lmfao is the statefarm guy?

  • WetPntees

    Lol... No I think that's the guy from that Dish commercial..

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Hell yeah, jobs come and go same as men do, but my child is here to stay. However, if him bring his son to work everyday was hindering him and everyone else from doing their job, then I could understand why they would be like chill out.

  • Jozie723

    He has plenty of money, I don't think the game was about money for him at this point. He was close to retiring anyway. Maybe his son's needs were more important than a pay check. I wish I could stay home and raise my babies.... but Iz gotz to werrrrrkk

  • Jozie723

    Now there is the story.........that makes way more sense. He's been in baseball a minute so he has a few dollars. He's good.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And just imagine if all of the team brought their kids to every practice.... Not to mention grown men may want to talk about adult stuff and the dad is like "hey fellas, watch that my son is here."

  • Yoni

    Takes the fun out of adulting.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    No, I'm being for real (right now) LOL

  • Genia Gouch

    i was thinking the same thing. Not to mention the ball club members probably had to censure themselves having a kid around all the time. BUT i commend him for putting family first. This act of his father placing him above all else, will resonate (or should) with this kid more than how many times he got to hang out with the SOX players. Good Job Dad!!!!!!!

  • Genia Gouch

    The first time this kid whines about not having something materialistic...it's going to hurt that father like the dickens!!!

  • stanley

    Work is work... lol... He a spoiled brat. Kid need to hangout with kids his own age and develop his own life.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *stifles laughter*
    now, I know we're not to judge based on appearance, but, in MY opinion, this guy looks a bit strange. I mean, he looks really 'intense' roundst about the eyes... I certainly wouldn't try to stare that one down, LOL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    this kid could be seeing the world, literally, but his dad believes that life's answers lie within the sweaty, pooty, confines of a men's locker room???? I'm dumbfounded!

  • T3

    Right! Then they don't say anything or ask if you mind. Just show the fuxx up ???

  • Yoni

    Ain't nan kid gone remove me from my coins. What he gone do when the kid leaves HIM and goes off to college? IJS

  • Baldheadeagle

    i guess if he used to work at a strip joint as security or a dancer his son would be there to with his own locker n pole...

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I like , no , LOVE what he did BUT... I can't take my daughter with me to work all the time , it's still a job and having your mini you all the time there is just .. Not professional .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Them Dominicans don't do this shiit, they work .
    Yo pappi te quiero mucho pero sit your behind here , see you later!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Work is a sane place for me , I m productive , make money and miss my kid while she's getting educated .
    I don't want to be glued to her all the time , I love her but I need to be alone too.

  • Wildcat34

    LMAO!!

  • Wildcat34

    Exactly...you and I are on the same page. Work, in some aspects is a place of solace. If I'm lucky, I can interact with adults and play on internet. :-)

  • yvette46

    If his white arse was working a regular job he wouldn't be bringing Timmy too work??

  • Peace

    This guy suffers from Adult ADHD. He had several episodes on field with the Atlanta Brsves not able to focus on baseball. But on his deer head back in Kansas. He has s huge ranch, his own Brand of cow meat, host off an outdoors show, great guy off field. But he was clearly self medicating with a serious mental condition using his son. The MLB brass knew this. Instead of mandating he take meds, get help he would take meds off and on, loose focus and not perform to his potential. It's a very sad story especially for his son. Who should have been in school and not a shield for his dads conditions.

    The White Sox did well to try and take control of the matter. Hopefully He and his son will get needed help and the proper authority will not look to his millions and not look away.

  • TheRealLee

    But expert don't say a 14 y.o. boy should be with daddy 24/7 including 100% of his work days. There is something unhealthy about that. Now that re is retired, will he go to the 14 y.o daily activities. Do other players bring their brood to the club house. I bet they don't. He was not banned from the club. He was asked to bring him less but instead he picked up his marbles and went home. If I were his wife I would have a sit-down with these two, send one back to work and the other to school and make investment plans with that $13M. That's what you do, secure the financial health of the family.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Thank you !!! I think some parents are scared to admit it.

  • TheRealLee

    It's also manipulative. His numbers were down and he was going to retire soon. But to use this as an excuse makes the club look band and him, well, not so smart.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Entitlement is a bih!
    Not trying to play the card race BUT! If he was let's say ..5 shades darker , the world would have called him a bad parent . Isn't that little future tobacco chewing jerk supposed be in school or something?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Wow! Thanks for for the education .

  • TheRealLee

    One more thing, the kid traveled with the team on away games. Did the White Sox have a separate insurance policy on him. Did the MLBPA or MLB have insurance coverage for the child while under the auspices of the White Sox organization. What if he got injured in the clubhouse or caught MRSA. So irresponsible in every way.

  • Vonn

    That little boy was getting professional level training & tips while "hanging in the clubhouse." His butt should have been in little league or home doing chores. I love kids, but if it's not bring ya kid to work day...beat it.

  • mela.reign77

    I mean normally you wouldn't be able to take your kid to work so this should be approached in the same manner. Now I can understand from his point of view that he's been doing it and now it's a problem. But they didn't say stop just stop bringing him so much. There's a huge difference between a 7 year and a 14 year old and the little boy probably was causing issues of some sort that made the other players uncomfortable. I don't know, but if he can afford to walk away more power to him.

  • Vonn

    So instead of a therapy pet, he had a therapy son.

  • AJ

    Just have one question: Why is this 14 year-old not in school?

    *Also, check out this dude's Twitter page and you will get a full sense of the entitlement this dude has

  • AJ

    Check out this dude's Twitter. He is one of those gun toting, buck killing, overt military praising dudes...IJS.

  • Toni ToniToni

    Um , Yeah, he lost me with that ish.
    Walked away from what and HOW MUCH!! $13 million. UM NO.
    I would have sat JR down and said Look son. I will see when I get home from "WORK/PLAYING". We got plenty of time.......ANd plenty of loot to mkae fun things happen. LAWD...
    These folks are something else.

  • stav

    Thank you for your reply, it is refreshing to hear from someone, who knows which priorities are most important.

  • PK

    This is dumb. What job allows for your kids to come to work with you everyday? Dumb.

  • S. Williams

    they are grown men having grown conversations, probably discussing raunchy sex details, cheating on their women, the types of crazy adult conversations that we all participate in errr once in a while. he doesn't need to be around that. we all know how crazy we can get in conversations when the opposite sex isn't around

  • S. Williams

    LMFAO "sientate y no te mueves" or I'm whoopin dat azzz

  • S. Williams

    I think there is some level to censorship that they practiced that they was tired of dialing back on (how many women they slept with) esp if the dad asked them not to partake in certain types of conversation while his son was around. that's probably what prompted this bc he was like "can y'all not do..." nothing like an optical nerve popping side eye when someone tries to regulate your behavior for someone else who ain't supposed to be there lol

  • S. Williams

    bc adult conversation is the SHEEZNEEIT!!! lol the amount of clowning and trash talking that I do with my friends like maaaaaaaan. that's why I don't hang out in social settings with people who have children who INSIST on bringing them around. NERP! you're not invited LOL

  • S. Williams

    relationship perhaps....

  • S. Williams

    school ain't about life lessons though that's why it's called parenting. you parent and teach at home, school teaches academics. he basically said "my kid will have all the money in the world so who needs to be smart"

  • S. Williams

    oh he prolly beats that boy and the wife into submission then

  • MissFLondon

    Yes, but his Father should have seen the bigger picture and asked the team to instead give his son a party related role. He could have been the woman wrangler (we love children) or steroids courier; that way he would only be risk getting a light sentence.

  • MissFLondon

    Why do our societies insist on spotlighting men who do what women do every day??? So he is an involved Father, good for him, but he insists on taking it too far and there is even question of whether this is ok? I wonder if the White Sox would politely ask a female employee to dial it back.

  • Lolalao

    That's what I'm thinking.

  • erykahx3

    Why that kid wasn't in school??!

  • AnniA

    13 million..oh your little ass staying home #familyfirst #butweeatinggood

  • Mister Fantastic

    Dude is nuts. So what happens when out the state team picks him up? Leave that brat at HOME. Freakin' control freak!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    No one in normal jobs are able to do that. If he took the time to think about all the the people behind the scenes that does everything to allow him to have a job in the first place that's not able to bring the kids to work maybe he would think differently but that's when your big headed and feel entitled. if he's stupid enough to quit his job because of that so be it

  • Traceyindamiddle

    ok if that be the case he needs to be a stay at home dad..problem solved!!

  • Yoni

    "Cain't sit he'a." ~Forest Gump

  • AJ

    I can see that.

  • Black-eyed She

    the real mvp. family first.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    I respect him being a good father but a pro sports locker room is no place for a child all the time they interviewed a few players and they said the right things on camera but I could see they were uncomfortable gotta watch what u say and do all the time I'm sure some of them secretly complained even thou they said they didnt

  • Lindac

    He was trying not to be an "absentee" father, who is always on the road missing the best years of his son's life. As Neyo would say "All the things that money can't buy" and that is "time." Now that is a "real" father. But I do believe if he had the son travel and meet him on his off days it would have been fine. Where is the boy's mother, she should be traveling with him and meet dad after practice. That would still be spending quality time.

  • don juan

    A boy needs his father

  • E Love

    Seems that's what he decided to do.