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Boomer Esiason Paternity Leave Rant Riles Women (And Men)

Mets' Dan Murphy Hit for Missing Games

Boomer Esiason, a former NFL quarterback, is being gang tackled by women for his cutting remarks about paternity leave for baseball players.

Boomer Esiason, a former NFL quarterback, is being gang tackled by women for his cutting remarks about paternity leave for baseball players.

Boomer Esiason, the former NFL star quarterback, is being sacked by women (and men) for his radio show rant yesterday (Apr. 3), deriding New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy for taking paternity leave on opening day for his first child’s birth.

“Quite frankly I would’ve said ‘C-section before the season starts. I need to be at opening day,” said the future Hall of Fame quarterback as if the Murphy’s wife were a piece of chattel.

But it didn’t end there. Other jocks on the show agreed!

Co-host Craig Carton said Murphy should have taken off 24 hours at most, not the three days Major League Baseball grants to players.

“To me, and this is just my sensibility, assuming the birth went well, assuming your wife is fine, assuming the baby is fine — 24 hours,” he said.

“You stay there, baby is good, you have a good support system for the mom and the baby, you get your ass back to your team and you play baseball,” he added.

The advice went over like a called third strike among not a few women, including Today Show host Tamron Hall.

“Not many things stun us these days, but I think this falls into stunning. So here’s the score,” she said.

Murphy missed the first two games to be with his wife, who was giving birth to their first child, as it turns out, a boy, Noah.

“I’m sorry, this is what makes our money, this is how we’re going to live our life, this is going to give our child every opportunity to be a success in life. I’ll be able to afford any college I want to send my kid to because I’m a baseball player,'” Esiason said.

But the biggest Neanderthal may be sports commentator Mike Francesa on WFAN radio.

“I don’t know why you need three days off, I’m going to be honest,” he chimed in. “Your wife doesn’t need your help the first couple days, you know that,” he added.

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