How much time off should new dads take?
Congrats to the Mauers on their twins, and kudos to MLB for sending an important signal about the importance of fatherhood. Her due date was August 31, but twins often arrive a lot earlier than expected and Mauer will miss at least a few games while on paternity leave.
Maddie Mauer gave birth to twin girls named Emily and Maren early this morning.
Joe made it back just in time. Now, teams can call up a player from their minor league system to replace the new dad on the roster for the games he misses and the team cannot deny up to a hour leave. It is refreshing to see progressive family leave policies in the particularly macho and win-at-all-costs alpha male culture of US Major League Sports.
Dustin Morse, the Twins director of baseball communications and player relations, said that the babies are doing fine.
So, from Saturday the 27th through Tuesday the 30th, Mauer was moved to the restricted list for three more days of unpaid leave. Players are allowed to be on paternity leave for three days, then have to go on the restricted list if they are away any longer.
Even so, good on them! In my opinion, the more visible examples we have of organizations supporting working dads, the better. Culture only changes slowly, over time, because of the accumulation of hundreds of small decisions.
And change is desperately needed. Any paternity leave stories to share?
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