In news that is both heartwarming and nauseating, comes the sudden retirement of Chicago White Sox's player Adam LaRoche. LaRoche retired in March 2016 after 15 years as a first baseman, citing a disagreement with management over his son's constant visits to the clubhouse. He previously played for the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Red Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Washington Nationals.

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The 36-year old was in the final stages of his two year, $25-million dollar contract with the team. By leaving early, he forfeits the $13-million dollars left on his contract.

A public relations nightmare

The controversy began when management asked LaRoche to no longer bring his son, Drake, into work with him. The 14-year old had been a staple in the clubhouse for the last five years, helping out with chores and cleaning cleats.

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His prescience was so common that Drake even had his own locker next to his father's.

White Sox Vice President Ken Williams spoke to FOX News in regard to the matter. "There has been no policy change in regards to allowance of kids in the clubhouse, on the field, the back fields during spring training, said Williams.

"I don't think he should be here 100 percent of the time -- and he has been here 100 percent, every day, in the clubhouse." Williams noted that he only asked LaRoche to "dial it back" and to bring his son in less than 50 percent of the time. He added, "You tell me, where in this country can you bring your child to work every day?"

Though some fans might not agree, Williams has a point. Most jobs allow children to attend work with their parents for one day a year unless, there is an onsite daycare.

In that case, the parents are still separated from the children the majority of the day. Still, there's no way to enforce a policy like this without looking like a jerk. Unfortunately, for Williams, that's exactly how he's being portrayed in the media, especially in light of the latest development in the story.

Undercover humanitarian

It turns out that in LaRoche's free time last year, he did an undercover operation in an Asian brothel for a non-profit organization to rescue victims of sex slavery.

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The video was shown by Good Morning America (GMA) in an exclusive interview with the first baseman.

So not only is LaRoche a 15-year veteran and a doting dad, he's also an humanitarian. There's really no way for Williams to counter these claims unless it turns out he secretly helped catch a killer in his spare time. Otherwise, Williams and the White Sox look very bad in this scenario. 

For his part, LaRoche says that he has no regrets.

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"I don't hate anybody over there," said LaRoche. "Honestly, it's not the end of the world to me. He issued a statement via twitter on his departure in March. His final assessment was that he was at peace with his decision. 

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