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Jay Sokol: Give New-Dad Athletes Paternity Leave
7 years ago

Jay Sokol: Give New-Dad Athletes Paternity Leave

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Jay Sokol, who you might know as Dude of the House, says that athletes should be granted paid paternity leave for the births of their kids.

Sokol focused on baseball, pointing out that while players are at home during off-season, many of them are busy swinging their own bats and making babies – so it’s only natural that birth would occur in the middle of the next season. In the past, players would have to take time off from the team at their expense, and probably suffer the gentle ribbing of many teammates. As of 2011, however, the MLB allowed players to get on a “Paternity List” which afforded them 24-72 hours of sweet time with their kids.

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