Transcript for Met's Daniel Murphy Takes Heat for Paternity Leave Decision
-- -- I'm ABC's well appearance here at Citi -- -- you know its opening week of baseball season -- -- opened up. A major controversy -- second baseman Daniel Murphy took. Time -- for the birth of his first child. Didn't anticipate all the criticism. Daniel Murphy is taking paternity leave to deal with his wife now that she's the baby. I was -- C section before the season starts I need to be I need to be an opening day I'm sorry this is what makes our money this is how we're gonna live our lives this is gonna give my child every opportunity to be a success and life. I'll be able to afford any college I want to send my -- -- because I'm a baseball player they go here. And the -- 2014. A -- 1944. You're not. So what then a waiting room wait to hand out cigars it's up to -- thing you want to be together he was and I think it's great. Better -- -- better husbands don't --
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