Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Mets closer Frank Francisco sure knows how to egg on his team's cross-town rivals the New York Yankees.  Right before an important three game series this weekend, he calls them names and calls them out.

"I can't wait to face those chickens," Francisco told The New York Post right before the Yankees cross the road (actually the Grand Central Parkway) to meet the Mets at this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field.  "I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before."

After the crowing closer almost blew a 4-2 lead last night against the Orioles, Francisco clammed up.

"I think I've said too much already," he said.



It's hard to figure out why Francisco thinks the Yankees should be wearing KFC wrappers instead of pinstripes, but lately— when it comes to the Mets— they are more like foxes in the henhouse.

The Mets are attempting to regain some sort of dignity in the city after getting swept out of Yankee Stadium last week.  Francisco didn't appear in any of those games but has faced the Yankees many times as a member of the Rangers and Blue Jays.

For the record, the righthander has struck out the side against the Yankees.  Only thing is, it was over eight years ago when Francisco, pitching for the Rangers, struck out the three batters he faced—  Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi when they were just little chicks.

It was a bold statement by Francisco. Not too many Mets or Yankees talk trash before their annual hookups but, if anything, we may soon know the answer to that ever-perplexing question: "What came first, the chicken or the egg on your face?"



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