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Some Mets fans are not happy Daniel Murphy is taking paternity leave

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The Mets are placing Daniel Murphy on paternity leave. He’ll miss a couple of days. This happens fairly frequently in major league baseball and paternity leave as a whole is pretty common in the typical workplace (though not common enough in the view of this father, but that’s another post).

In any event, some Mets fans have a problem with this. Or with paternity leave in general:

Not going to criticize Daniel Murphy for going on paternity leave, but I think the very concept of paternity leave is stupid.

— Sobriquet (@TheFoyeEffect) April 1, 2014

Murphy doesn’t deserve time off. His wife did all the work. She needs the time off. He needs to go to work. — Urban Redneck (@RobbieNYK) April 1, 2014

Murphy also has all winter to be with the kid, something most of us don’t get. He had yesterday and today that’s enough.

— D (@Hey_its_Don) April 1, 2014

Paternity leave is for woman. — Urban Redneck (@RobbieNYK) April 1, 2014

wtf is paternity leave?? what a joke. MT @MarcCarig: nothing official re: Murphy yet, but he’s EXPECTED to go on paternity leave tomorrow.

— Harry C. (@harrycalat) April 1, 2014

Great day for Mets fans. Banner day.