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Adam LaRoche

Irked ballplayer LaRoche takes his son and goes home

Did you ever accompany your father on a Take Your Child to Work Day? It was probably fun, and you were glad when it was over. After all, there is a difference between childhood and adulthood. If not, we'd have briefcases in our cribs.

But a Chicago baseball player recently tested the boundaries of workspace and family space. He wanted his teenage son to be with him nearly all the time, and when the team asked him to scale it back, he quit.

In the aftermath, many have lauded the player, Adam LaRoche, and hashtagged his "FamilyFirst" principles. They have also vilified his team, the White Sox, as being insensitive, duplicitous, grown-up grouches.

That's wrong....

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