Mets closer Frank Francisco on the Yankees: "I can’t wait to face those chickens"

Friday June 22nd, 2012

Mets close Frank Francisco says he can't wait to face the Yankees this weekend, calling them "chickens". (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

If there isn't already enough animosity between the New York Yankees and New York Mets, what Mets closer Frank Francisco said will certainly at fuel to the fire.

"I can’t wait to face those chickens. I want to strike out the side against them. I’ve done it before," Francisco said, according to the New York Post when he was asked about playing the Yankees in this weekend's interleague series.

At least Francisco knew he might have stuck his foot in his mouth, immediately saying, “I think I’ve said too much already.”

Francisco was not lying when he said he had stuck out the side against the Yankees before.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.