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Sports Review: Drop ‘Harvey Day’

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Queen, NY – The main reason that Mets fans were more optimistic about 2015 season than they were about things a year earlier was that ace pitcher Matt Harvey would be returning to the mound at CitiField after missing all of 2014 recovering from Tommy John arm surgery.

Harvey’s comeback was not just a New York story but a national one as he graced the cover of USA Today Sports Weekly was the subject of an ESPN documentary, “The Dark Knight Returns,” that aired the Saturday before the start of the 2015 season. A further tribute to his celebrity power was his appearance last Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” that is hosted by rabid Mets fan Jon Stewart.

The days that Matt has been scheduled to start a game have been described by many in the media as “Harvey Day” as if it were a holiday for Mets fans.

With the season one-third over, it’s safe to assess that Matt Harvey has been fairly good but clearly not as great as the hype would leave you to believe. Legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells famously said “You are what your record says you are.” Matt Harvey is 5-3 going into this week. Yes, like all Mets pitchers he rarely gets good offensive support and has gotten no-decisions in games that he deserved to win.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.