Boomer to Mets Player: Real Men Don't Miss Baseball Games for the Birth of their Babies!

Boomer to Mets Player: Real Men Don't Miss Baseball Games for the Birth of their Babies!

I've heard a lot of stupid things in my day, but Boomer Esiason stating that Daniel Murphy, an infielder for the New York Mets, was wrong for taking paternity leave for the birth of his child seems to take the cake. He went so far as to suggest that Murphy's wife should have scheduled a c-section so Murphy wouldn't have to miss the first two games of the year. No, really. I can't even.

I can't—but these memes sure can.

First up, Success Kid! He thinks missing opening day is totally worth it.

Missing Opening Day of My MLB Season to See the Birth of My Kid? WORTH IT!

NEXT: {INTERESTING...} -->

The Most Interesting Man in the World has some strong feelings about manliness.

Hey Men, Whether You're an Athlete or Not, Loving Your Babies Makes You All the More Manly to Women

NEXT: {CONDESCENDING WONKA IS CONDESCENDING} -->

Condescending Wonka wonders why Boomer Esiason's opinion matters at all.

Oh Baseball Commentators, You Think You're Still Relevant? That's Cute!

NEXT: {NO} -->

Grumpy Cat is, well, grumpy.

Miss My kid's birth for baseball? NO.

NEXT: {#FWP} -->

First World Problems Girl is feeling guilty.

I Had the Audacity to Ruin My Husband's MLB Schedule by Having His Baby

NEXT: {YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE, WOODY} -->

Buzz Lightyear has no problem being frank with Woody.

You See, If You're An Asshole, They'll Stop Having Babies with You (...and Sex)

NEXT: {SKEPTICAL LOOK IS SKEPTICAL} -->

Fry's Skeptical Look should be directed at anyone agreeing with Boomer's load of crap.

Memo To Neanderthal Holdovers From An Era That Never Existed: Expressing Love and Vulnerability Does Not Make You Less of A Man

NEXT: {AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!} -->

Ain't Nobody Got Time For That Lady doesn't even believe in paternity leave for baseball players! I mean, THREE WHOLE GAMES? Who do these big shots think they ARE?

Paternity leave for baseball players? AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

NEXT: {ARE YOU CRYING?} -->

Jimmy Dugan is all riled up. Again. Always.

THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEABLL! It's not like I told your husband he couldn't be present at the birth of your baby!

NEXT: {YOU MADE DAWSON CRY} -->

Dawson Leary just wants to remind everyone that it's a really, really long season... to already be THIS FREAKING STUPID.

I don't know why I'm crying. It's not like there are still 160 games to play or anything.

Whatever these memes say, I can guarantee you one thing: Murphy and his wife won't be naming this baby—or any future children they might have—Boomer. Obviously.

 

BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog.

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