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Letter: Admire Mets dad's parenting choice

Daniel Murphy (28) shouts and pumps his fist

Daniel Murphy (28) shouts and pumps his fist after he scored a run as the Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero (26) pauses at home plate during the third inning of a game on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Phoenix. Credit: AP / Ross D. Franklin

I'm a Yankees fan, but I'm rooting for Daniel Murphy, the Mets player who missed two ballgames for the birth of his first child ["Proud papa Murphy has no regrets," Sports, April 4].

He's a real man who understands that family comes first, and that being a husband and a father is his most important job.

Robert Berger, Bellerose