WFAN's Boomer Esiason Apologizes For On-Air Remarks About NY Mets' Daniel Murphy And Wife
April 4, 2014 at 5:31 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A-F/NEW YORK morning man BOOMER ESIASON and afternooner MIKE FRANCESA both came under fire over comments made on-air after NEW YORK METS 2nd baseman DANIEL MURPHY's wife, TORI, gave birth to a baby boy on MONDAY. MURPHY missed Opening Day and WEDNESDAY's game.
"One day I understand," FRANCESA said. "And in the old days they didn't do that. But one day, go see the baby be born and come back. You're a Major League Baseball player. You can hire a nurse to take care of the baby if your wife needs help.”
ESIASON commented that MURPHY should have made his wife "have a C-section before the season starts. I need to be at Opening Day, I'm sorry."
Now, ESIASON says he’s reached out to the METS and is “truly sorry” for “insensitive comments” he made. ESIASON issued the apology at the start of this morning’s “BOOMER & CARTON” show, saying “I just want to say again on this radio show that in no way, shape or form was I advocating anything for anybody to do. I was not telling women what to do with their bodies. I would never do that. That’s their decision, that’s their life and they know their bodies better than I do. And the other thing, too, that I really felt bad about is that DANIEL MURPHY and TORI MURPHY were dragged into a conversation, and their whole life was exposed. And it shouldn’t have been.
“And that is my fault. That is my fault for uttering the word ‘C-section’ on this radio station. And it all of a sudden put their lives under a spotlight, and for that I truly apologize. I tried to reach out to DANIEL yesterday through intermediaries over there at the NEW YORK METS, and to his credit, he answered all of his questions yesterday. I’m sorry that he had to go through that. No man should have to go through that. And certainly DANIEL MURPHY, who we both admire much as a baseball player as anybody else -- and all I can say is that I truly, truly, feel terrible about what I put them through. So for that I certainly apologize."