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New York Mets Players Continue To Amazingly Mirror Superhero Personas

Matt Harvey – The Dark Knight (Batman)

He was the first. He’s the guy who represented the changing of a guard for an entire organization.

Matt Havey’s moniker of The Dark Knight was the original.

Why was he tabbed The Dark Knight? Come on now.

First off, he makes his home in Gotham. Secondly, his name is Harvey, which has considerable ties to the fictional character.

Last but certainly not least, Harvey “rose” from his Tommy John surgery in 2015 just as Batman did in The Dark Knight Rises.

Now, thanks to an extremely sluggish start (3-4, 4.50 ERA), Harvey’s Dark Knight nickname is starting to become very stale.

Not so fast.

Remember the end scene of The Dark Knight? What did Bruce Wayne have to do? He took the fall and forced the Gotham Police Department to chase him. He did it because he could do it. He had to do it.

Perhaps Harvey is playing that same exact scene out at this very moment, only to rise again later in the season.



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