Thursday, April 3, 2014

New York Mets Player Daniel Murphy Doesn't Deserve Criticism for Taking Paternity Leave

Daniel Murphy New York Mets Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo W/coaDaniel Murphy a second baseman with the New York Mets took two days of paternity leave this week to be with his pregnant wife in Florida. Murphy wanted to be at his wife's side while she delivered her baby boy. Murphy also wanted an extra day to help his wife. It is worth noting that Murphy's wife had to deliver the baby through a C-section (surgery).

As a result, Murphy has received criticism for his decision to be with his wife during this important time. Two vocal critics of Murphy's have come from former football player Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa on a WFAN radio show.

I think this criticism is absolutely ridiculous. It's unwarranted and a bunch of nonsense.

Esiason said that Murphy's wife could have rescheduled her C-section so that Murphy wouldn't miss any games. Francesa said that Murphy could have hired a bunch of nurses to care for his wife and "What are you gonna do, sit there and look at your wife in the hospital bed for two days?"

This isn't about hiring nurses or rescheduling a surgery or rescheduling the birth of a son. That sounds stupid doesn't it? This is about being a family man, a good husband and a caring father to be, something that I think Esiason and Francesa don't seem to understand. Are these guys Neanderthals?

Francesa's comments are particularly idiotic. The guy is a dunce. Now everyone knows that this freak is void of common sense and decency. They guy is a clown.

Both men sound like they are right out of the Stone Age. If I could send these men back in time, I would send these pigs there. They seem out of place in our modern world where men don't have to beat their chests and growl like wild animals.

Under the collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Union, a player can take up to three days of leave for the birth of a child.

Besides being a bunch of pigs, Esiason and Francesa don't seem to have an understanding of MLB's agreement with its players and don't seem to understand what a work related benefit is. That goes for every ape that is criticizing Murphy.

Most of us who work have job related benefits that we are entitled to. Most of us at some time or another make use of our benefits, so why shouldn't Murphy? He should. He should be with his wife. The birth of a child is special time. It's an amazing time.

I know that I wouldn't have been anywhere else besides my wife's side when she gave birth to our daughters. Daniel Murphy was in the right place. He was where he should have been. That's what real men do. We don't have to bear our chests. We can use our brains and do what is right and decent.

Murphy responded to the accusations in a calm way. He's a decent person who showed more poise and restraint than I would have. I think that any radio show with Esiason and Francesa should be boycotted. As far as I'm concerned they don't have anything intelligent or worthy to say.

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