Mets Throw Harvey Under Bus After Missed Practice
"Obviously today was not the greatest," said the New York Mets ace Harvey after arriving late to the Mets first mandatory post season practice at Citi Field. "I know we had a mandatory workout. The last thing I ever want to do is not be here with my team. Basically there's no excuse. I screwed up. I wasn't here. I showed up a little late. I've talked to [general manager] Sandy [Alderson] and I've talked to Terry and my teammates and apologized to them and apologized to everybody. They understand. I'm here to get my workout in and be with the team.
Harvey is scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers when the series comes back to New York.
Harvey's teammate and captain David Wright seemed irked at the situation. "I'm concerned about the guys that are here. The guys that are here, we had a great workout.
You'll have to talk to Matt about that. We're rolling. We're clicking. Guys came in today, took care of business, did what they need to do to prepare for Friday. I'm happy with that. I thought it was a good workout. You can only worry about what you can control. We had everybody else here. I thought everything went great."
The fact the David Wright decided to make a big deal out of this, shows that the team has become sick and tired of Harvey's antics. Whether this was a big deal or not, the Mets have made it a big deal going into the teams first post season since 2006. Harvey missed a stretching session, it's not like the man is out there taking batting practice. Terry Collins coming out to the media and saying he doesn't know where Harvey is was the first bad decision of the day by the Mets. Collins should have met up with the Mets PR and Sandy Alderson, and came up with a plan of how to handle the questions that were about to be asked. All the team had to say is that Matt will be in later for a light stretch, and there would be no situation. Instead Collins and captain David Wright throw Harvey under the bus, and now you look like the typical Mets in shambles before your first post-season game.
In the words of the great Allen Iverson " We talkin about practice"