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Does Brady miss a game in Dec around the 14th?

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    According to Mike&Mike this morning, Giselle is due mid Dec.

    If the baby is born Tuesday through Fri - I say he plays.

    If the baby is born Sat, Sun or Giselle goes into labor on Sunday for a Monday birth, he misses the game to be with her.

    The reasoning behind this is that you know she will be in NYC (or CA?) for the birth - not MGH or Beth Israel. He will be there.

    This reasoning indicates there is a 4/7th (57%) chance he misses a game.

    If the 1 seed is on the line, will this bother you? If a perfect season is on the line, will it bother you?

    What conditions would you excuse Tom if a situation came up where he couldn't/didn't want to play.

    This is clearly different than the Pedroia situation as there are only 19 games (hopefully) not 162+ plus a 2B does not equal a QB for obvious reasons.
     
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    Brady has not said when Gisele is do. How would they know?
     
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    He starts, throws his 51st TD pass, leaves for the hospital.
     
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    He won't miss a game. This isn't baseball when the players go running home to mommy.
     
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    He is not going to miss a game for the birth
     
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    good question.

    I based on Mike & Mike this morning. Podcast available ESPNRadio.com - ESPN.

    She is definitely due during the season sometime since they probably didn't announce it to she was 3 months and there is no way it can stretch beyond +/- Feb 3 which makes the question relevant.
     
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    One lucky obstetrician.
     
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    would Pedroia even haved missed the game for it if there was not a complication with the pregnancy early in the summer?
    I don't think he would have.

    You can't blame a guy for wanting to be there but when there is that much money involved you also have to live up to those obligations to a reasonable degree.
     
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    Baseball has 162 games compared to football's 16, which makes it less of an issue if a player misses one game, or even a couple of games.
     
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    really they play 162 I didn't know that when I wrote my comments:rolleyes:
     
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    Alright, killer, ease up. I thought I had quoted Belichickfan, but it pulled your quote up by mistake. :p
     
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    I agree. there is no way that TB misses a game when the baby is due. Not gonna happen absent some serious complications with the pregnancy.

    Besides, what's he gonna do but stand there and get in the way?

    I was there for the birth of my first two kids. The third one my wife went solo. I was very happy with that decision on her part. :cool:
     
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    This is Tom Brady we're talking about. Maybe if he was the one giving birth... even then, the injury report would list him as probable, due to childbirth.
     
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    Have Giz shack up at Southwood Community Hosp. Its 10 min from the stadium.
     
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    Pfft. This is Tom Brady we're talking about. He can assist the doctors during halftime in the locker room.
     
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    Not to detract from this fascinating discussion, before the news breaks that Belichick already has a gameplan featuring Edelman running the wildcat just to cover this contingency, but all the Brazilian women I know have had scheduled cesarians. It's just the way they do things down there. (Fancy, private Brazilian hospitals have a 93% cesarian rate.)
     
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    If anybody's seriously (come on, seriously?) worried about this, there is precedent for how births of Patriots players' kids are handled. Doesn't anybody remember Kraft putting Tully Banta-Cain on his private plane so he could rush to meet his newborn son...after the game?

    Tully's 'greatest day' - Reiss' Pieces

    There's your answer.
     
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    Can't wait to see the Vegas line on this one. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not sure I agree with this. Tom & Giselle live in the Back Bay during the season. When they are in Cali, its b/c of Tom's son, and when they are in NYC, its b/c Giselle has a home there and I imagine the majority of her work is there. I'm sure pregnancy will change the scope of the work she does. But given they spend their fall & winter months in Boston, I'd guess she'd go to MGH.

    Which is all besides the point. If it really came down to it, it's all up to Brady & the coaching staff whether he'd play in the game, and the likely decision is that he'd play.
     
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    Mmm ... out-geeked again! I knew that it was someone but I'd completely forgotten it was TBC.
     
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