New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, left, throws to first base for the out on Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout after forcing out J.B. Shuck during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Murphy was criticized on sports talk radio this month for taking three days, which is provided for in baseball's rules, to spend time with his wife and newborn son Noah. But in the days that followed, Murphy received wide support from players and coaches who say the times have changed.
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published Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave.