Sox’s LaRoche Opts for #FamilyFirst

Chicago White Sox’ Adam LaRoche smiles after he scored on a single by Alexei Ramirez off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis.
Chicago White Sox’ Adam LaRoche smiles after he scored on a single by Alexei Ramirez off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis. Jim Mone / AP
Chicago White Sox’ Adam LaRoche smiles after he scored on a single by Alexei Ramirez off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis.
Chicago White Sox’ Adam LaRoche smiles after he scored on a single by Alexei Ramirez off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis. Jim Mone / AP

Sox’s LaRoche Opts for #FamilyFirst

White Sox DH Adam LaRoche walked away from a $13 million contract after a team executive asked him to limit the amount of time LaRoche’s son Drake spends in the team locker room. He tweeted about his decision using the hashtag #FamilyFirst.

The incident has raised tensions between players and management. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout gives us some insight into the flap and what it reveals about the culture of the locker room.