MLB Adds Paternity Leave Policy
(Whether or not the journalist cited in this post was serious, it does bring up the question of what's appropriate in terms of paternity leave for a professional male athlete. If you're a baseball player, is it okay to take a few weeks or months at the beginning of the season? How about during playoffs? Does an NFL quarterback get as much time as a defensive end? And how do the policies differ from what's expected from female athletes? Hello Ladies takes a look at some of the issues ~jane)
Following Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis’ decision to be present at the birth of his child instead of pitching a game, Dallas Observer writer Richie Whitt expressed his displeasure.
“Baseball players are paid millions to play baseball. If that means
“scheduling” births so they occur in the off-season, then so be it. Of the 365 days in a year, starting pitchers “work” maybe 40 of them.
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