Shortly after Frank Francisco made waves in the baseball community for calling the New York Yankees "chickens," Mets reliever Tim Byrdak sent a clubhouse attendant into Chinatown to buy one for the Mets to have as a joke.
Now "Little Jerry Seinfeld," as Byrdak christened the unofficial mascot, has a new home at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y., according to ESPN.com.
"They couldn't imagine the idea of this chicken being killed after getting to know him," Farm Sanctuary spokesperson Meredith Turner said. "He became their pal. We're so happy they contacted us."
The chicken, named after a cockfighting chicken owned by Kramer on Seinfeld, was let loose in the clubhouse prior to Friday night's Subway Series opener. It was kept in a cage at Citi Field overnight and fed by the Mets' team chef.
Byrdak, who didn't want to see his new chicken simply killed after the Mets had had their fun, will present it to representatives from the animal shelter in a ceremony prior to Sunday night's game.