Thursday, April 3, 2014

Murphy shouldn't have to defend himself for being a father

From where I sit it looks like there's been some undue criticism of Daniel Murphy...


What sort of callous idiot calls out a new parent? Boomer Esiason is hardly someone who should be critical. Let's start with a professional comparison.  Over the course of a 13 year careen Boomer played in 187 games, last season Murphy played in 161. Obviously those are different sports, but still it's not like Esiason went on the road for 2 weeks at a time. Murphy will be home for roughly 2 weeks at most for the rest of the season. He didn't miss a playoff game. He missed the first two games of the season. As for Esiason, part of what makes the comments ridiculous is Boomer's own devotion to his son. Gunner Esiason has cystic fibrosis. Boomer has set up several charities in his son's name and helped raise millions of dollars for research and treatment for a terrifying, usually fatal, disease. And here he is critiquing Murphy for being a good father and supportive spouse. It seems strangely hypocritical for someone spending so much time to being a loving parent to criticize another for being devoted.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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