Major League Baseball and parental leave? Two things I would of never thought I would read about. Then I did.
The First Paternity Leave of the 2013 Major League Baseball Season- The Oakland A’s Brandon Moss.
It is only 72 hours, but it’s a step in the right direction. Baseball’s policy, unique among major sports, represents a formal endorsement of the concept of paternity leave.
Prior to this policy, players were often excused for a day or two by their teams- but it was totally at management’s discretion, and the team would have to play with the disadvantage of one fewer player on the roster until the new dad returned.
Right on Brandon. Short indeed but a step in the right direction. All dads should have the option regardless of their job.