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Mets’ Murphy Defends His Decision To Miss First Two Games

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On April 3, 2014 @ 12:29 PM In MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments

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New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy on Thursday calmly deflected talk-radio criticism of his decision to miss the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.

“I got a couple of text messages about it, so I’m not going to sit here and lie and say I didn’t hear about it,” Murphy said about the on-air criticism from WFAN Radio of his decision. “But that’s the awesome part about being blessed, about being a parent, is you get that choice. My wife and I discussed it, and we felt the best thing for our family was for me to try to stay for an extra day — that being Wednesday — due to the fact that she can’t travel for two weeks.”

For more on this story visit: Adam Rubin, ESPNNewYork.com [2]

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