To me, it’s comical.
An individual receives a ridiculous, generations of family-supporting salary from his employer and all the accompanying stipends, silver linings and special treatment in general one would expect for the truly pampered and coddled, then balks and bails at the slightest alteration to his “high life” by one of his higher ups.
Sorry, supporters of Adam LaRoche and any others in that ultimate quest of entitlement to have their cake, eat it and be bratty about it, too, but gotta go with Chicago White Sox executive VP Kenny Williams on this one:
If the employer doesn’t want the employee to bring his kid “around the office” every damn day, and states that to the employee, then the employee best adhere to the policy without complaint.
Don’t get me wrong, the fact LaRoche up and retired due to this slight inconvenience on his already insanely privileged existence is fine.
The fact that an uproar has arisen in favor of his position due to his displeasure with the decision, though, and against White Sox management, in particular Williams, is ridiculous.
Frankly, it’s sad and pathetic, too.
Self-admittedly a tad judgmental at times, calling out those stuck in sports hero-worshipping, excuse-making gaga-land, be they Joe Blow on the street or fellow self-absorbed, removed-from-reality athlete Chris Sale right now ain’t one of those moments for me to step back and go, hmmm, maybe there is another side here ...
Get the eff outta here with that.
Good riddance to LaRoche and his “take my ball and go home” attitude. All he proved is how pampered and coddled and spoiled he has been, so overtly compensated for such a short career of easy labor that he actually could walk away from $13 million without batting an eye.
Anyone arguing on his behalf should be sentenced to a lifetime of 9-to-5 drudgery, unemployment, insurance issues, bankruptcy, and, oh, the horror, the stipulation that having your child spend time at your job, when you have a job, is not a given but a special occasion.
For the dopes already relegated to that existence still arguing … get a clue.
Not for nothing, but the White Sox are a business, and the men in charge of them, headed by Williams, decide how they want to run that business. Paying LaRoche, Sale and everyone else on the roster handsomely doesn’t preclude them from making reasonable rules for what they want within their house.
If LaRoche really wanted to be a good dad and make a positive, sound and sage impression on his son, he would have acted the professional, followed protocol and pocketed another baker’s dozen of mils.
Instead, he showed his son how to be a baby … and a nation of nitwits whined in his honor.
- Jack Kerwin | email@example.com
If LaRoche really wanted to be a good dad and make a positive, sound and sage impression on his son, he would have acted the professional, followed protocol and pocketed another baker's dozen of mils. Instead, he showed his son how to be a baby ... and a nation of nitwits whined in his honor.