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Mets player who was skewered for missing two games to see his son be born has a brilliant response

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There are more important things in life than sports. This is a man that has his priorities straight.

Daniel Murphy, a New York Mets player, missed the first two games of the season so he could be with his wife to share the brith of his son. Naturally, a lot of people out there were furious with his decision.  He opened up about his faith, priorities, and family.

While at a  White House event for working dads, Daniel said that, “As a man I like to compartmentalize things … what we try to do is we try to take Jesus Christ and we try to put him right in the center of everything.  So, instead of, ‘I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’m a baseball player,’ I just try to take Jesus and put him right in the middle.”

Murphy then followed up by saying he isn’t perfect: “I fail miserably a lot of times at it, but it is something that has helped us both as we go forward.”

This is the kind of athlete kids should be looking up to.  Someone that puts God and family first.  Forget all those losers that cheat on their wives every chance they get.

(h/t The Blaze)

      • DominiqueJMunoz

        “As a man I like to compartmentalize things … what we try to do is we try to take Jesus Christ and we try to put him right in the center of everything. So, instead of, ‘I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’m a baseball player,’ I just try to take Jesus and put him right in the middle.” http://num.to/394-276-425-240

      • John Canary

        I wholeheartedly agree.

      • Chris

        What an embarrassment that people go after a guy for wanting to be there for his child’s birth. Only in this new society of broken parenting and fragmenting parents with the majority either not caring about their kids or not being ready for such a situation could this ever take place. I am truly embarrassed for those idiots. Two games versus the only time you can witness the birth of your kid and they get angry for it? Unreal…. simply unreal.

        • trixiewoobeans

          A sports career is a fleeting thing, your child is forever. He got it right.

      • Mike Arienti

        People forget Mark McGwire gave up a chance for 50 homers back in ’87. His wife was due to give birth and Mark bowed out of a few games to be with her, resulting in him missing 50.

      • Sean

        Left handed hitters who can rake and field in an above average fashion should probably get some slack.

      • OtisJay

        To be bold, Bold as love

      • selliott

        one is not a baseball player forever, but you are a dad forever….he knew what was truly important to himself and to his wife. way to go!

      • Cindy

        It’s New York, you would expect an intelligent response in that “me” society?