"The first series, to look up and see zeroes for a batting average is OK. You get into the second week of the season? That's never a good feeling to look up there and not have a hit. But I felt great that first series at home. Just couldn't get the ball to fall."
(Adam LaRche, via NatsInsider, 4/10/2013)
Via the Washington Post, LaRoche's kid welcomed his Dad to the 2013 season like this:
Following the game, LaRoche’s 11-year-old son Drake found his father in the clubhouse, tapped him on the shoulder, uttered “It’s about time” and then walked away.