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Jul 23, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) gestures after scoring during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Huggies endorses Mets' Daniel Murphy

One of the most ridiculous fan and media outcries that has happened in recent memory was when Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized for going on paternity leave, missing Opening Day.

A radio show in New York publicly decried Murphy for “not doing his job” and missing the series, while several fans lashed out at him, proclaiming him not a team player and also wondering why a “Paternity Leave” existed. Murphy handled it coolly, however, and brushed it off.

Diaper company Huggies picked up on the story and started a campaign in his honor to donate diapers to the Diaper Network, which vows to ensure that all babies have enough diapers to stay clean.

New York Daily News’ Andy Martino, who retweeted the post, joked that Murphy would have loved if all 75,000 diapers would have been sent to his house.

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