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Yesterday, on WFAN, Mike Francesa said he has been told that Ryan Church ‘hated it here,’ while adding, ‘I know for a fact that he didn’t like the team, he didn’t like the city and he was not a happy guy here.’

However, just five weeks ago, Adam Rubin wrote the following on his blog for Daily News:

“Church revealed that his wife Tina was driven to tears by the standing ovation the Shea faithful gave before his first at-bat (after returning from the disabled list). The hard-nosed Church said the fans' embrace cemented his desire to spend the rest of his career in Flushing.  He's even open to signing a long-term contract now to wipe away his arbitration years.”

thanks to Franco S for the link

Francesa returns to the airwaves today at 1 pm.  To listen live, click here.  If you’d like to call in to his show and let him know of Church’s comments, call 718-937-6666.

Lastly, speaking of Rubin, he will be running a live chat with readers on his blog today starting at noon.

Update1:22 pm

During today’s chat, Rubin was asked about Francesa’s comments, which he responded by writing, “Ryan Church really enjoyed playing in New York.  How do I know? We talked several times during the year about it.  Not with a notepad and tape recorder out.  Just casual one-on-one conversations, when he talked about how much more he liked New York than Washington.”

…great work, adam…thanks

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