Not to worry wacky fans of the New York Metropolitans (“Mets”); Matt Harvey a/k/a “The Dark Knight of Gotham” “came out of the closet” yesterday at a hastily called press conference at centre court of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Queens…. just a Darryl Strawberry homer from the mound at Citi Field. …. with LaGuardia jets roaring overhead, Harvey announced:
so once I reach 180 innings with my right arm, I’ll switch gloves and throw with my left arm until it falls off if I have to. I am A Warrior. GO METS!“
Harvey was flanked by his agent Scott Boras a/k/a THE single most hated man in baseball since Marge Schott…. the REKNOWN Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews…. Mets GM Sandy Alderson…. Tom and Nancy Seaver…. Dwight Gooden…. Marv Throneberry….. Serena Williams…. Ronda Rousey…. Former Jeter Girl Minka Kelly…. and none other than THE Tommy John hisownself. ….. all that was missing was Cecil The Dead Lion, Herve Villachaize and a mini-van full of new Bill Cosby victims.
Only in New York. … “the city so wonderful they named it twice”.
If none of this makes any sense to you or would matter even if it did CONGRATULATIONS!
You “Have A Life” and probably don’t do social media.
Yes…. Matt Harvey “went to Carolina” and played for Mike Fox who, according to page 98 or 99 of The Wainstein Report “knew” that Anson Dorrance “knew” what Jennifer The Tutor might look like. Wainstein’s Report does NOT implicate Harvey however neither does it prove he was NOT involved
The ridiculous media circus was momentarily interrupted when a skydiver landed in the middle of the whole thing. Later identified as one “FightingBobKennel”; he was carrying a cardboard cut-out of Carlos Rodon and screaming “Carlos For Cooperstown”. As an NYPD SWAT team carried him off, he declared
“….. playing for Vic Sorrel at NCState in 1957, I invented the fungo bat!”
Concerned that the opening of College Football and The NFL and Serena Williams’ Go For The Grand Slam and the announcement of Ronda Rousey’s next PPV was cutting into the media coverage of Baseball’s “September – Playoffs or Bust”…. “Metropolitans” PR intern Heidi Hoe dreamted up this monumental non-story about Harvey’s “180 inning limit” in order to (1) sell papers and (2) dominant ESPN’s Sportscenter…. and (3) provide BobLee with column fodder. Not necessarily in that order.
With the Harlem Boys’ Choir and Radio City Music Hall Rockettes singing “Hark The Sound” in the background, ESPN’s CEO John “Skippy” Skipper (UNC75) handed out “Betcha Didn’t Know that …..” cards informing whoever cared that:
“THE Tommy John was once Pitching Coach at my (Skippy’s) alma mater.“ Tommy’s stint as UNC pitching coach came in the mid 90s and lasted “about a week” when it dawned on Tommy that he would be working for then UNC Head Baseball Coach Mike Roberts. NO WAY declared the crafty left-hander.
Roberts would later be fired by fledgling UNC AD “Dickie” Baddour as a term of his ascension to the corner office vacated by John “AntiChrist” Swofford.
Matt Harvey’s “I’m Amphibious” announcement concluded with Chapel Hill native “Sweet Baby” James Taylor’s singing “Carolina In My Mind”. …. Having established that some how some way pretty much EVERYTHING inevitably revolves around “The (Still Proud albeit Floundering) Flagship”.
And thats how it might have been yesterday in The Big Apple…. “the city so wonderful they named it twice”.