Matt Harvey Opts For Season-Ending Surgery #DarkKnight

Matt Harvey‘s season long nightmare has come to an end, as he has decided to have season-ending surgery to address the recently diagnosed condition thoracic outlet syndrome. This occurs when muscles in the neck and shoulders impinge on nerves leading to numbness and loss of strength and stamina in the shoulder and arm.

All season long Harvey has insisted that he just could not get comfortable on the mound, and it was evident by his performance. The pitcher known as the Dark Knight lost his feel for the game, his pitches, and the love of many Mets fans (Not this one, just saying).

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And while surgery is never a good thing, especially for a pitcher and his arm. Harvey seems relieved to know that there was something physically wrong possibly causing his issues.

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I can’t wait for the Dark Knight to rise again next season!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

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Matt Harvey Roughed Up Again, And I Know Why…..

Matt Harvey is going through his roughest stretch as a major league pitcher. At this point it doesn’t seem like it’s anything physical, and everyone has talked about his mechanics and his lack of confidence.

But I know what’s the problem….

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That’s right folks, ‘Batman v Superman’ premiered March 25th and was critically deemed a flop. Around the same time Harvey was diagnosed with a blood clots in his bladder, he hasn’t been the same since, hmmmmm

That’s right I blame Ben Affleck and DC Films for Harvey’s struggles!!!

LOL, but in all seriousness folks, Harvey is struggling right now but he will figure this. What Mets’ fans need to do is support the guy they cheered and called the savior at one point. There’s a reason the day he pitched was celebrated and called ‘Harvey Day’.

He is too good for him not to bounce back… Keep the faith Mets’ fans, The Dark Knight Will Rise Again!!!

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Matt Harvey: Dark Knight or Two-Face?

Once upon a time Matt Harvey said the following….

“The last thing I would want to do is have to sit on my hands … and not be able to pitch in the postseason,”

“Whatever needs to be done to get us there, I’m all for, and whatever they decide for that whole process, I’m completely on board.”

Harvey said this back in spring training when it was being discussed that 180 innings pitched would be a limit after having Tommy John surgery. Now Harvey is at 166 1/3 innings and after his agent Scott Boras spoke out about the Mets pitching Harvey past the 180 innings mark; Harvey had this to say.

“I’m the type of person, I never want to put the ball down. Obviously I hired Scott, my agent, and went with Dr. Andrews as my surgeon because I trusted them to keep my career going and keep me healthy. As far as being out there, being with my teammates and playing, I’m never going to want to stop. As far as the surgeon and my agent having my back and kind of looking out for the best of my career, they’re obviously speaking their mind about that.”

Harvey has come across as being non-committal to pitching past 180-innings, which has him looking more like Two-Face than the Dark Knight to Mets fans

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So is Matt Harvey the Dark Knight or Two-Face?

Matt Harvey is Matt Harvey, a competitor caught between a rock and hard place.

He’s the pitcher who battled the Mets and wanted to pitch towards the end of the season in 2014, the same pitcher who resisted the idea of a 6-man rotation, the same pitcher who fights every time Terry Collins removes him from the game, and the same pitcher who threw 157 pitches in college because he refused to leave a game.

Harvey is not Two-Face, he’s a competitor and you can’t fake that, not for any amount of money!

The best thing for Harvey right now is to go out on Tuesday and beat the Nats, and put all of this talk to behind him.

As for the postseason, Harvey the competitor will find a way to make that happen.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

@Mets vs. @Yankees the 2015 Edition #SubwaySeries

For the first time the Mets and Yankees are both in 1st place for the Subway Series, and coming in on a high note….

Full Disclosure, I am a HARDCORE Mets fan and I hate the Yanks aka the Skanks!

Once again it’s that time of the year in the baseball season; New York Mets vs New York Yankees!

Inter-league play started back in 1997 and for Mets fans, outside of the 2000 World Series and the 2006 playoff run, Mets’ fans have looked forward to the Subway Series.

And after all these years the Subway Series has lost its initial luster, but now we have the 2015 edition of the Subway Series!

For the first time the two teams will meet with both teams in 1st place, and both teams coming in on a high note.

The Mets are currently riding a 11-game winning streak and owning the best record in baseball (13-3). Their young squad with pitching studs Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, 2014 Gold-Glove center fielder Juan Lagares, rising star behind the plate Travis d’Arnaud (injured), and Lucas Duda are leading a revival in Queens. Of course we cannot forget about the ‘Captain’ David Wright who was looking like his old self before straining his hamstring.

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The Yankees after a slow start, finished a strong road-trip going 7-3 and taking 2 out of 3 from the powerful Detroit Tigers. Working thru a transition from the golden age of the ‘Core 4’ (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte), the Yanks veterans seem to be coming together with unlikely heroes in Alex Rodriguez and former Mets cast-off Chris Young. Jacob Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira round out this experienced team. If they can live up to their impressive resumes they will be a tough team offensively.

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This should be a great series, as a Mets fan I am beyond excited! Looking forward to seeing deGrom and Harvey cleanup the Bronx!!!!

HAHA, anyone that knows me knew I was going to at least take one shot at the Skanks!

Let’s Go Mets!!!!!!!!!

#TakeTheDamnThing

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Matt Harvey: The Dark Knight Rises

New York Mets’ pitcher Matt Harvey has not pitched in a major league game since he partially tore of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in August of 2013. That year he dazzled Mets fans with his blazing fastball, reminding them of past aces Dwight Gooden, Nolan Ryan, and Tom Seaver.

Needless to say it has been a long wait for Mets fans to see Harvey back on the mound.

ESPN’s E:60 documents Harvey’s rehab and talks to the young right-hander about surgery, rehab and pitching in NY. The special premiers April 4th, and I have to be honest, as a Mets fan, I got goosebumps watching the trailer….

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LETS GO METS!!!!!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

@Mets Logo Change?

ICYMI and you probably did unless you are a die-hard New York Mets fan, Mets twitter fandom kind of blew up last night with when some fans noticed a slight change to the traditional logo on the Mets Facebook and Twitter account. This subtle change was well documented by @MetsPolice; Mets Logo Change

The Mets logo since their inception in 1962 has always been the following

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The building circled on the right is the UN building, and for whatever reason the Mets PR dept recently changed to the following logo on their social media

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Now notice the UN building replaced by the ‘601 Lexington Tower’ formerly known as the Citigroup building. Rumors started swirling that this change was a result of the Mets selling out to Citigroup which is the namesake of their home Citi Field. That rumor quickly died as someone noted the building is no longer owned by Citigroup, but still the question remained why the change?

According to Adam Rubin (beat writer for the Mets), the Mets have formally stated there have been no changes to the logo

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Only the Mets could have something like this happen and have it turn into some kind of story. In all honesty when the story broke on twitter last night it did give me a reason not to pay attention to the Mets losing another game they should have won last night.

I will say, it is good to see there are still hardcore Mets fans, we are a special breed!

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Side note, Mets fans already know this but Jacob deGrom is a special talent. If you get a chance, watch a game when this kid pitches. Started last night’s game striking out the first 8 batters he faced; finished the game with 13-Ks. In 2015 the Mets should have a dynamic 1-2 punch with Matt Harvey and deGrom.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Doc Gooden Documentary Tonight on SNY

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30-years since Dwight “Doc” Gooden made his MLB debut for the New York Mets. Tonight SNY will debut its documentary about Doc Gooden’s rise and fall as a young 19-year old in the Big Apple.

Before Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, Doc Gooden was ‘Must Watch TV’!!!

‘The Good Doctor’ airs tonight on SNY at 9:30pm (Eastern)

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!