On Daniel Murphy and Paternity Leave

Molly Friedman and Nicole Lyn Pesce, reporting for the NY Daily News:

New father and Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is the latest parental punching bag after three New York sportscasters mocked him for skipping the team’s first two games to be with his wife and son — but experts and parents say the ballplayer was right to take the paternity leave, help his wife, bond with his kid and then get back to work. [...] Father may know best on TV, but on sports talk radio, retribution was swift. On separate WFAN shows, broadcasters Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton said Murphy should have sucked it up to support his teammates not his wife. Such asinine critcism --- clearly, baseball should take precedence over the birth of your child.