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Church upset with Manuel comments

Updated: August 19, 2009, 10:40 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Ryan Church made it clear: He didn't appreciate those recent comments from New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel.

After Mets third baseman David Wright was hit in the head by a 94 mph fastball last weekend, causing a concussion, Manuel said Wright was a "different animal" than Church, who missed much of last season with New York following a pair of concussions.

Church, traded to the Atlanta Braves last month, took exception to that, inferring that Manuel was questioning his ...

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