Baseball season has only just begun, but tensions are already high for one Mets player.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy is taking a ton of heat from the media for missing the first three games of the season.
Why is Murphy taking a little time off? For the birth of his first child.
His wife went into labor on opening day and he’s exercising his right to take the full three days of paternity leave.
One of Murphy’s most vocal critics is sports radio personality Mike Francesa.
“I don’t know why you need three days off, I’m going to be honest. You see the birth and you get back,” Francesa boldly stated.
“What do you do in the first couple days? Maybe you take care of the other kids. Well, you gotta have someone to do that if you’re a Major League Baseball player. I’m sorry, but you do … Your wife doesn’t need your help the first couple days, you know that.”