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WFAN's Mike Francesa willing to take a dive for charity

Here is an item I wrote for my Friday newspaper column that I am posting now because . . . well, I just can't resist:

When I heard Mike Francesa accept the invitation of Mets executive VP Dave Howard Wednesday to visit the dunk tank at Citi Field, I assumed one of two things:

That Francesa was kidding, or perhaps that he thought the invite was to be the dunker, not the dunkee.

I asked him about it Thursday. Turns out he was not kidding and that he is up for getting wet in public – for a cause.

“As long as it’s a nice, warm day and it would be for charity, I’ll gladly go in the tank,’’ he said.

Um, really? “I’m sure I will draw quite a crowd of Mets fans looking to dunk me. I’m looking forward to it.’’

What would he charge? “We’ll try to make it very steep for the media.’’

Tags: wfan , mike francesa , francesa and russo

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