The Matt Harvey saga just won’t die, and now we’re getting more details about what the Dark Knight was doing the night before he failed to show up at Citi Field.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Harvey partied hard on Friday, which happened to be Cinco de Mayo, into the early morning hours of Saturday — the day he went missing from the Mets’ radar and was a no-show at Citi Field.
The report notes that Harvey “rolled up on the velvet rope club ‘with his boys’ at about 1 a.m. and settled into a private table.” He’d stay at 10ak until about 4 a.m., according to Page Six’s sources.
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Now to be fair, we at Rising Apple partied hard on Cinco de Mayo as well (look up our tweets from that night’s game and you’ll see), so the partying aspect isn’t really the issue to many fans in general. The fact that he simply decided it was okay to not show up because he had a “headache,” on the other hand, is a problem.
Harvey says it was miscommunication with the team, and that’s why when he went back to the ballpark on Sunday he was surprised to learn he had been suspended for three games, but we’re not really buying that story.
The Mets reportedly sent security to his room on Saturday night to “check on him,” so he must have known something was up and that his absence from the game would not go unchecked.
This story keeps getting more interesting, and the more we learn about this past weekend, the worse Harvey is looking in many people’s eyes. The Mets may have let guys like Harvey get away with too much in the past, but it looks like they’re finally ready to put their foot down, and make their players take responsibility for their own actions.