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Mets player criticized for missing games after child born

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A New York Mets player is defending his decision to skip the first two games of the season after his wife gave birth to their first child.

According to ESPN, second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized by WFAN Radio host Mike Francesca over the air.

“You’re a major league baseball player. You can hire a nurse,” Mike Francesa reportedly said of Murphy on WFAN Radio during Wednesday’s show. “What are you gonna do, sit there and look at your wife in the hospital bed for two days?”

Another WFAN host, Boomer Esiason, said Murphy’s wife should have gotten her Cesarian section before the season.

Murphy said he doesn’t see the issue as a big deal and Mets manager Terry Collins has called the criticism “unfair.”

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