David Samson, former leader of the Miami Marlins, was registered on Twitter after criticizing Daniel Hudson, the National’s reliever, for missing the first NLCS game for paternity leave.
Hudson was not with the Nats for the first game in St. Louis on Friday night to be with his wife, who was giving birth to the couple’s third child. Samson, who does not provide analysis to CBS Sports, has described Hudson ‘s absence as “unreal” and “unrealistic”. “inexcusable”.
It is impossible to believe that Daniel Hudson is on the paternity list and that he misses the first match of #NLCS. Only excuse would be a problem of birth or health of the baby or the mother. If all goes well, he must go to St. Louis. Inexcusable. Will it matter? #waittosee
– David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) October 11, 2019
The Nationals still won the match 2-0, while Sean Doolittle scored the last four outs for his save.
Samson had company with his tweet. Radio host Jay Greeson of ESPN 105.1 FM in Tennessee said Hudson should have been with his team instead of his wife.
Nats closer, Daniel Hudson’s decision comes in. Hudson jumped the first match for Baby # 3 and we all hope Mom and the baby are in good health. But if you earn $ 5.5 million a year and your team needs your NLCS closure, well, I’d say go see mom and take pictures. Thoughts?
– Jay greeson (@jgreesontfp) October 12, 2019
All worked well for the Nats without Hudson, who had a win and two saves in four appearances this season. Nats manager Davey Martinez said after Match 1’s victory that he was expecting Hudson to return to match 2.
With regard to Samson, anyone who has followed his past actions must know that this is typical for him.