The Adam LaRoche saga got extra legs on Tuesday thanks to an interview with Good Morning America.
In a recorded interview with T.J. Holmes, LaRoche talked about his decision to retire. There wasn't much in the way of new information, but LaRoche did stand by his decision to retire.
"I haven't lost an ounce of sleep," he said in the interview. "I have zero regrets."
LaRoche said the thought of retiring came to his mind "probably 20 minutes" after White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams told LaRoche that he did not want to see his son in the clubhouse anymore.
His son, Drake, even made a brief appearance during the interview. Drake talked about what he did while he was in the clubhouse and said, "I cleaned shoes most of the time."
Adam LaRoche again talked about what his son could from learn being in a Major League clubhouse, but asserted that baseball was never everything to him.
"One of the things I probably thought the longest on was making sure that if I did this that he would never feel that this was on his shoulders," he said of his son. "I think he knows deep down that baseball was never my life or my world or everything to me. There's a lot more to life."
In another example of how amazing Danny Farquhar’s recovery has been, the pitcher will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox game on June 1.
Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during the sixth inning of the team’s April 20 game against the Houston Astros. But his recovery has been astounding, and he was discharged from the hospital on May 7. Farquhar’s neurosurgeon expects him to be able to pitch again in future seasons.
Farquhar has been back to visit his teammates at Guaranteed Rate Field a couple times since leaving the hospital. June 1 will mark his return to a big league mound, even if it’s only for a ceremonial first pitch with his wife and three children. Doctors, nurses and staff from RUSH University Medical Center will be on hand for Farquhar’s pitch on June 1.
The White Sox announced that in celebration of Farquhar’s recovery, they will donate proceeds from all fundraising efforts on June 1 to the Joe Niekro Foundation, an organization committed to supporting patients and families, research, treatment and awareness of brain aneurysms.
Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the shocking news that Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enchancing drug, putting the White Sox catching position in quite the precarious position. You’ll hear reaction from Rick Hahn and Ricky Renteria, Castillo’s apology, the options the White Sox have at catcher both inside and outside the organization, and what it means not only for Castillo’s future with the White Sox but what the team might do at catcher going forward.