WASHINGTON — Former Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Drake, to thunderous applause ahead of Game 2 of the NLDS on Sunday.
LaRoche famously retired in spring training, leaving $13 million on the table, after being asked to scale back his son’s presence in the White Sox clubhouse by front office executive Kenny Williams.
“We’re a family-oriented team,” Nationals Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Valerie Camillo said on 106.7 The Fan last week when announcing the LaRoches would be throwing out the first pitch.
The Nationals went on to beat the Dodgers 5-2, tying the NLDS at one game apiece. Both teams head to Los Angeles to play Game 3 on Monday.