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Reflections From a Mets Fan

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports
Robert S. McElvaine

Before we get too upset at not winning the World Series, let us ask: Was there a Mets fan anywhere when the season began -- or in late July -- who wouldn't have been ecstatic with the team winning National League championship?

Kansas City Royals Lead World Series 3-1

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.01.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World...

Star Turn in a Star Chamber -- Clinton Rivals Trudeau and Murphy for Best Week

Mark Green | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgVanden Heuvel and Cooke debate if Hillary escaped the gravitational orbit of both 42 and 44 to be a potential president/commander-in-chief. Then, the 2012 VP opponents are again news, as one rises and the other exits. And the Host boasts about predicting Hillary's win and Joe's withdrawal.

I'm With Stupid: Take Me Out for the Ballgame, for Mets' Sake

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I was born a Mets fan, and now that I think about it, I just might have been conceived the night they won the World Series in 1969, which was almost exactly nine months before I was born. Mostly, it's been a long slog for my 45 years.

Changing the Conversation: Working Dads Prioritizing Family

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Sabatini Fraone

This conversation about paternal leave must continue so that not only men in leading companies, prominent government positions, and major-league ballplayers can feel empowered to speak out about their family roles.

New York Mets Beat Chicago Cubs To Take 3-0 Lead In NLCS

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.21.2015 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy is a contact hitter known for shaky fielding and occasionally getting lost on the bases. This playoff imperson...

Mets Advance To NLCS For First Time Since 2006

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.16.2015 | Sports

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New York Mets Pull Off Rare Putout After Hit Nails Pitcher In The Foot

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

It's nearly September and the New York Mets are still atop the NL East standings. Crazy, right? The team, which hasn't finished above .500 since last...

Former NFL Player Compares Support of Gay Marriage To Satanism

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports

Get out of here.

Daniel Murphy: Lifestyles of the Gay and Not So Famous

William Dameron | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

This whole gay lifestyle thing sounds so decadent and hedonistic and sinful, like a two thousand calorie dessert and here I am gay and living my boring little life, paying my children's college bills, remaining faithfully married to my husband and taking out the trash. Clearly, I have missed out.

Former MLB Star Responds To Mets Player's Controversial Remarks On His Gay 'Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Former major league baseball player Billy Bean has responded to New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's headline-making remarks about the "gay li...

An Open Letter to Daniel Murphy From a Gay Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports
Jon Raj

Let me try to explain why what you said was not an innocuous sound byte, but rather an offensive statement. First, I do not have a lifestyle. I didn't choose my sexuality the same way you didn't choose yours. Second, being gay is not what defines me.

Mets Player Says He 'Disagrees' With The Gay 'Lifestyle, 100 Percent'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets has sparked controversy after saying he would accept a gay teammate even though he disagrees with the "lifestyle." ...

The [Mis]treatment of Daniel Murphy

Ben Berkon | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Regardless of where a fan falls on the #ImWith28 spectrum, however, Murphy's short-lived future with the team has little to do with his positive or nonexistent skill sets.

A Milestone For America's Dads

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.

The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.

"What About the Men? They Need Life Outside of Work, Too"

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In short, the workplace is changing and men experience many of the same work-life conflicts as women.

Striking Out on One Pitch

Doyin Richards | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

This shouldn't be viewed as extraordinary behavior for a dad. It should be ordinary. Hopefully he'll open up the doors for other professional athletes to follow his lead.

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.

To The Commentators Who Slammed Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Josh Levs

It isn't too late for you to join the modern world. You can open your minds and learn. Reach out to me or to millions of other dads who can set you straight. In 2014, that would be the manly thing to do.

Say It Ain't So, Boomer!

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.04.2014 | Sports
Brad Harrington

It would be impossible to have displayed more of a tin ear than Francesa did with his repeated calls for the good old days when men's role was to hand out cigars and get back to the office. It seemed that every father that called in to his show to offer a different perspective only sent Francesa further into his downward spiral.

MLB Player Fires Back At Paternity Leave Critics

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second base...

Could the Texas Rangers Be a Fit for Daniel Murphy?

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.26.2014 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Instead, general manager Jon Daniels could do what he's done so many times before: make a "win-now" trade. And New York Mets' second baseman Daniel Murphy would be a perfect fit.

GIF: Mets Player Stuns Bryce Harper With Between-The-Legs Throw

Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy made an amazing between-the-legs throw to rob Bryce Harper of an infield single during a spring training ga...

What the Mets Should Do With Daniel Murphy, Part 2

Ben Berkon | Posted 07.14.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The Mets' farm system is relatively weak in terms of natural second basemen (i.e. Daniel Muno and Branden Kaupe), but the front office has prudently pushed offense-first Wilmer Flores to learn the position at Triple-A this season.