The MLB has experienced an unusual baby boom, with five players placed on the paternity list within the last week. Mookie Betts, Evan Phillips, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, and Brusdar Graterol have all been granted leave for the births of their children. Interestingly, the timing of these paternity leaves seems to coincide with the All-Star weekend from 40 weeks ago, sparking some humorous speculation from fans.
Mookie Betts, the renowned right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been a key player for the team, contributing to their impressive performances over the past few seasons. The same can be said for his teammate, Max Muncy, who has also played significant roles in the Dodgers’ success. Teammates Brusdar Graterol and Evan Phillips are also a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Cody Bellinger was a part of the team in 2022, but has since moved on to the Chicago Cubs.
The All-Star weekend is a time for players to come together, showcase their talents, and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. With five players that were all on the same team now on the paternity list, one can’t help but wonder what kind of celebration took place during the All-Star weekend last year. While the connection between the event and the players’ paternity leaves may be coincidental, it certainly adds an amusing twist to the story.
As these players take time off to welcome their new family members, fans can look forward to their eventual return to the field. The MLB community extends its congratulations and best wishes to the new parents as they embark on this exciting journey.