Why fans and players alike are warming to the idea of paternity leave

When New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, was criticized on talk radio for spending three days with his family after the birth of his son, teammates, coaches and members of the public, leaped to his defense.

The four major pro sports leagues in North America are becoming increasingly open to paternity leave. Right now, major league baseball is the only league with a written policy on this, but the NFL, NBA and NHL have all shown willingness to give their players some time when that big day comes.

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