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Frank Francisco: Yanks 'chickens'

Updated: June 23, 2012, 5:27 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mets closer Frank Francisco showed no fear in taking a swipe at his Bronx counterparts, calling the Yankees "chickens" on the eve of their weekend matchup.

"I can't wait to strike out those chickens," Francisco told the New York Post. "I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before."

Francisco offered no elaboration for the swipe, then told the newspaper, "I think I've said too much already."

Francisco did get to face the Yankees on Friday night but ...

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