I don't follow sports, myself. I have a family to take care of and a career and the responsibilities of citizenship and all and thus have little time for such things. I do not, however, think that my relative lack of interest disqualifies me from saying that baseball is Merely An Entertainment and some people need to get a serious grip. Apparently, a baseball player, Daniel Murphy, recently took the three days (not, like the 12 weeks of FMLA our nation allows some workers or the Years of parental leave that most developed nations allow or anything, but three days) of paternity leave that Major League Baseball allows in order to be there for the birth of his child, causing him to miss the season's first couple of games. Talk radio went wild. A bunch a nasty, anti-family misogynists whose stations should fire them are weighing in on how 24 hours should have been enough at most. One, Boomer Esiason of the once-popular-but-soon-to-be-utterly-boycotted-by-families Boomer and Carton radio show, actually suggested that Mr. Murphy's spouse should have had a c-section so the birth would occur before the first game.
Really????? I am deeply shocked at this man's willingness to see a healthy woman cut open and she and her child endangered for a baseball game. Our culture needs some serious work.