New York Mets: Thank you Matt Harvey for all you did
By Richard Heaton
Matt Harvey’s time with the New York Mets is about to end. Fans took to Twitter on Friday to show him some love.
If you’ve only started paying attention to the New York Mets over the past two to three years, it doesn’t matter. But if you’ve been a Mets fan for a while, the Matt Harvey news can be a pretty big hit.
I’ve been a fan of Matt Harvey since the beginning. For years he’s been my favorite player and probably still will be for a while depending on what happens to him.
I remember seeing him pitch in his first spring training game ever because there was so much hype. After that, the hype only grew once he made his debut.
These were big moments for the Mets. In 2013, the most exciting moment as a Mets fan was the 2013 All-Star game, which was at Citi Field and featured Harvey.
But, the second most exciting moment easily must have been June 18th. This was the day Zack Wheeler made his debut.
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It was Zack and Harvey each starting a game in a double header and fans went crazy about it, for good reasons.
For me, I loved Harvey during 2012 and 2013. I tried to go to all of his games and bought as many of his baseball cards as I could.
Then the Tommy John news came in and it was heartbreaking. 2014 was a sad year for Harvey fans like myself, and then just like that he was back in 2015 and as good as ever.
Harvey was my favorite player for two reasons. He was an amazing pitcher and his personality. Many people hated Harvey’s antics over the years.
But to myself and many others, it was interesting, as long as what he was doing wasn’t “bad” his behavior and many of the things he’s done were fun to read about.
Over the past two years, each reason started going in the opposite direction, which eventually led to his downfall. Harvey has been pitching worse and worse as time goes on, and his behavior has been even more on the wrong side of things.
For me, it doesn’t change my love for him, he won’t end up being a Mets Hall of Famer, or even get 100 wins, but he’s served a couple purposes over the years. He’s been a lot of fun to watch for a few years and that’s what matters.
I’m not alone in my thoughts either as many other fans took to Twitter to share some love for the ex-ace.
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Despite constant boos towards Harvey, there are many like myself who are thankful for what he has done. Many will miss him.