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Orioles react with surprise, mixed emotions to situation that caused White Sox's Adam LaRoche to retire

Orioles react with surprise, mixed emotions to situation that caused White Sox's Adam LaRoche to retire

Adam LaRoche's decision to abruptly retire — and turn his back on his $13 million salary for this season as a show of principle rather than allow the Chicago White Sox to reduce the amount of time he spent with his teenage son — wasn't lost inside the Orioles clubhouse.

In most workplaces, employees aren't usually allowed to bring their children to work regularly. However, Major League Baseball clubhouses exist with their own sets of rules — many of them unwritten. Still, such a dramatic philosophical difference between a player and his team is rare.

LaRoche, a designated hitter/first baseman who averaged 21 homers in his 12-year career, chose to...

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