"It's an honor. It's obvious that my impact on people, not just in this game or what's I've done statistically, but how you treat people and how we handle ourselves or represent ourselves, is more important to me than on-field achievements or stats," LaRoche said about being a finalist. "That's why this is really cool. I obviously had an impact on somebody for my name to be even mentioned."
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