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Comments by a Working Mom: We Cannot Dismiss Boomer Esiason's Comments About Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

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“There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hanks, “A League of Their Own” In a "League of Their Own", Tom Hanks said, "There's no crying in baseball." He might be right about that, but baseball is not without controversy. In 2011, Major League Baseball began offering players three days off for paternity leave. While three days is by no means super generous, it is noteworthy.   Baseball is an industry that is driven by statistics and performance. And the MLB decided that it was worth the investment in family to provide its players with paternity leave. In so doing, it is ahead of many other organizations and this country.   Despite having this policy, apparently, players who take advantage of this leave do so at the risk of their reputations.   Taking paternity leave can be controversial