Granderson not bothered by 'chickens' quip

06/22/2012 11:39 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Curtis Granderson isn't bothered by Frank Francisco calling the Yankees 'chickens.'(AP)
New York Mets closer Frank Francisco may have called the Yankees 'chickens' in a New York Post interview published on Friday, but Bombers center fielder Curtis Granderson for one isn’t bothered by the slight.

“I got no problem with what he has to say,” Granderson said during an appearance on WFAN’s Joe & Evan Show late Friday morning. “We’re all competitors, and you should be confident that you have the ability to go out there and perform, that his team is going to win. He should be able to go out there and pretty much say anything he wants.”

The Yankees have won seven of their last eight against the Mets, including a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium two weeks ago – a result that gives at least one other Met serious motivation to play well this weekend, according to the Post.

“I don’t like not beating a team in a season, so it’s our chance to get a ‘W’ off them,” Mets first baseman Ike Davis said.

The second half of the 2012 Subway Series kicks off Friday night at Citi Field.

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