Download: MLB Player’s Paternity Leave Backlash


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A New York Mets baseball player is getting some backlash for taking some time off after the birth of his first child.

Daniel Murphy’s wife went into labor on Opening Day, so he went to Florida to be with her, and he’s now he’s taking three days of paternity leave.

But he’s getting called out by Mike Francesa, a popular new york city radio host.

Yahoo! Sports quoted Francesa as saying, “One day, I understand.  Go see the baby being born, and come back.  You’re a Major League baseball player.  You can hire a nurse to take care of the baby, if your wife needs help.”

Murphy played all but one game for the Mets last year, which is more than any other player.

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