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

Adam LaRoche, Drake LaRoche

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2015, file photo, Chicago White Sox’s Adam LaRoche, left, and his son Drake walk to the White Sox’s clubhouse during a photo day before a baseball spring training workout in Phoenix. Told to cut down his son’s time in the clubhouse, LaRoche took a different path: He said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary. White Sox President Kenny Williams confirmed Wednesday, March 16, 2016, that he twice asked LaRoche in the last week to “dial it back” with his 14-year-old son. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)


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.

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