New York Mets second baseman Dan Murphy became a first-time father on Monday. His wife went into labor on Sunday, he flew to Florida to be with her, and missed games on Monday and Wednesday. Some people are saying he was "lazy" and "irresponsible" and a "poor teammate" for missing the game on Wednesday, that when you sign on to play in the majors you give up some things like being home with your family for special events if they don't happen on your regular days off; some are going so far as to blame the Mets' loss on Wednesday to him not being there. Others say Murphy was right to spend an extra day with his wife, especially since she had a c-section. MLB rules allow players to take three days of paternity leave, so technically Wednesday was an extra day, but his manager totally supported Murphy taking the extra day and he doesn't face any disciplinary action over it. Your thoughts?
P.S. I know this is kind of lame but there hasn't been a new debate in, what, a week? I had to remedy that, and this was the best I could do today.