He's been on a bad team, but that doesn't mean LaRoche is a bad teammate. The slugger ripped Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran after Beltran called a sweep at the hands of LaRoche's Pirates "embarrassing": "I think it shows zero class and zero professionalism," LaRoche told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "When somebody says that, they know what they're saying, and they know it's going to get out. He knows we're not going to be real happy about it. If you go and say that to your buddies, it's one thing. If you go to the media and make that public for us to hear, yeah, that's no class. You know, if we're as bad as he says we are and we swept them, then what's that make them?"