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Boomer Esiason said an athlete's wife should have scheduled C-section to avoid game
POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:36pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:29am
Atlanta, GA (CNN) — After Daniel Murphy of the Mets missed two games this season to attend his son's birth, Boomer Esiason said an athlete's wife should have scheduled C-section to avoid missing any games.
"Quite frankly, I would have said C-section before the season starts," said Esiason. "I need to be at Opening Day. I'm sorry. This is what makes our money. This is how we're going to live our life. This is going to give my child every opportunity to bat makes our money. This is how we're going to live our life. This is going to give my 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."
For his part, Murphy, who's wife ended up having a C-section, is shrugging off any criticism of his decision.
"That's the choice of parents that they get to make," said Murphy. "That's the greatness of it. You discuss it with your spouse and you find out what you think works best for your family."