Daniel Murphy, whose decision to take paternity leave and miss the first two games of the MLB season led to debate and criticism, has been invited to speak at the White House.
Murphy missed the first two Mets games — both losses with or without him — because he wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their boy. And it feels like far too many New Yorkers have a problem with it.
WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason says he’s reached out to the Mets and is “truly sorry” for a “flippant remark” made earlier this week regarding Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave.
Players have been doing this for years now. It’s not like the old days. Women don’t birth their babies alone anymore. Now, it’s a team effort.
Murphy singled in his first at-bat of the season Thursday after leaving the Mets for his son’s birth prior to Monday’s opener.
Mets outfielder Jason Bay has been placed on baseball’s new paternity leave list. Bay left the team Tuesday to be with his wife, Kristen, for the birth of their third child.