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

June 9, 2014 4:54 pm

daniel murphy

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)