Matt Harvey Gets Trolled By A Yankee Fan

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Matt Harvey took to Twitter this morning and did some sparring with a Yankee fan who trolled him and got him to bite.

 While he was better off avoiding this nut job entirely, Harvey did manage to get off one good jab at the punk…


Harvey is vacationing all over the world this offseason with his super-model girlfriend Anne V. This morning he was tweeting from Thailand and simply sharing that with his followers. Nothing wrong with that and that’s what social sites like Twitter are for.

But our injured ace needs to handle criticism better than he’s shown so far. This is the third or fourth time that he’s gotten very defensive and while he’s had nothing but a run of success on the mound as a Met, how will he react if he hits a bad stretch like all pitchers do?

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  • Just_Da_damaja

    I love this kid’s confidence.

    He totally looks like he would’ve fit in the 86 clubhouse

    and give me 4 more of that than the country bumpkin Mike Pelfrey’s and Duda’s who shrivel every time they hear a boo

  • Biggle Boy

    Joe, I think Matt’s responses were fine. And all I would add is that anyone who can land a gorgeous model as his girlfriend – is a winner!

  • Agee’s Catch

    “it” is something few people have…..

  • “But our injured ace needs to handle criticism better than he’s shown so far.”


    I don’t know if ironic is the right word but he was being trolled by a Yankee fan using some comments eerily similar to those said by Mets fans at times when talking about their own guys as well.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Imbeciles like this guy Nick are fifty cents a dozen. Matt reacted without thinking, then tried to chill down. He’ll learn not to waste time and thumb-power on the geeks.

  • Justin Anthony

    As long as he doesn’t enter into any Twitter wars with the Iron Sheik, he’ll be OK

  • Bail4Nails

    I love it. I miss the days when the Mets had cajones (see ’86). I remember the second I knew the Mets were going to lose to the Yankees in the World Series. Clemens throws a bat at Piazza and THE GUY DOES NOTHING! No way the Mets were gonna win after that. It’s nice to be a classy guy outside the lines. But once in a while, you gotta grow a pair! Harvey is exactly what this team needs. I don’t want to curse, so I’ll use the word swagger. But, you know what I mean. That’s how you survive in New York. Keep it up Matty, you rock.

  • skyking26

    Way to go Matt, The yankee trolls are jealous because they don’t have that young talent being they pi$$ed all away on too many free agents including lying cheaters they like to rid themselves of.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Matt is a genius on the pitching mound. That’s all I care about.

  • RyanF55

    Reason #4485899945854 that athletes shouldn’t have twitter accounts

  • 2aSupport

    Its a rite of passage. An ignorant Yankees fan harasses a Mets star. A true sign you’ve made it. Nothing threatens a Yankee fam more than a Met who fans adore.

  • dealingwithidiots

    Have any of you read the tweets, a “so called” Mets fan Pomes sends to our OWN players? Especially Wheeler, Eric Young etc….ever read the awful things he says to and about Beltran? Just another moron with internet muscles.

  • Let me put it another way… If he was going to spend 45 minutes on Twitter, wouldn’t it have been better had he chatted with Mets fans who love him rather getting defensive with a Yankee fan? Today’s headline would have read, “Harvey Has Fun With Met Fans On Twitter” instead.

  • Hotstreak

    That was SA’s son preparing Harvey for what he can expect from negotiations with Scott Boras over his big contract like 300M 10 years he will ask for.

    Lighten up ha ha Harvey.

  • Hey RR, you should have that comment bronzed. 🙂

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    First World problems. 🙂

  • dblaze347

    Matt is only 24 years old…let’s relax here. I don’t care what he does in his free time as long as he does his rehab properly and, when he comes back on the mound, dominates.

  • Matt Mosher

    Exactly….jeeeze. He’s still a kid.

  • 2aSupport

    Go back to Metsblog where you belong, loser.

  • MetsFAN660


  • Martin

    I dunno if I would call that “defensive”

  • Saratoga_Jon

    Do people tell you that you look like Han Solo?

  • oleosmirf

    The fact that you care about what he does on twitter is even sadder….

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    I don’t have it, but it’s so EASY to either BLOCK someone or just ignore them… twitter is a loaded gun ready to be fired

  • TexasGusCC

    Obviously the same “chip on the shoulder” approach that Harvey carries in his personal life, he brings to the mound, which is that he will never let anyone get the better of him. Take the good with the bad.

  • Anthony Schifano

    Matt Harvey needs to stop and just focus on being a pitcher for the New York Mets. You shut people up about your lifestyle by going out and winning baseball games. I let Yankee fans get to me all the time and I hate them all, but I am a fan. Matt Harvey is a professional baseball player who needs to focus on being just that, a professional.

  • Erin_II

    ” Whoa! You`re talkin to my guy all wrong. Do it again and I`ll stab you in the face with a soldering iron.”

  • SpinalRemains

    Beautiful! Nothing wrong at all with that response. It was a jab at the guy’s weak spot.

    So much for Yankee class. I don’t know what’s worse. Tweeting what you’re doing while on vacation, or following Matt Harvey on Twitter if you’re a Yankees fan.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    This was NOT defensive it was a NICE JAB!!!

    There was NO venom or anything malicious there to make it come off as Defensive.

    And its a plus that it was hurled at a Yankee fan…

    It was a CALM CONFIDENCE and whatever Harvey can do to grow a hatred for the Yankees and their fans is a plus….since they will be trying to pry him from us if he ever becomes a free agent lol…

    Good job by Harvey here hahahahaha


  • BadBadLeroyBrown


  • BehindTheBag

    I loved Matt Harvey before, but this makes me love him more.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown


    I didnt like the Dan Patrick interview he did nor the Half Nude Magazine….but there was NOTHING WRONG with this…

    He gave a Yankee fan a light hearted tap….and he did it in a classy way he wasnt vile.

    If David Wright wouldve said this, fans would react different…and say crap like the CAPTAIN shows fight or lightheartedly ribs Yankee fans.

    It wouldve been chuckles and giggles…

  • CyYout

    I don’t think Harvey responding directly to a fan is unprofessional. And I like that he doesn’t back down from fights, be it giant Jon Rauch in the locker room or some trolling Yankee fan on the internet. The Mets can use someone like that after all that’s happened since ’06, and a little swag from our Ace is more than welcome. I only wish the ’86 Mets had twitter, now THAT would be entertaining.

  • Jeff Roland

    harvey needs to “handle criticism better”? LOL ok

    his response was perfect, shows balls

    mabey u need to grow a pair

  • Jeff Roland

    “Reason #4485899945854 that NOONE shouldn’t have twitter accounts


  • Jeff Roland

    go buy another trophy loser, great accomplishment!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Nothing more needs to be said other than….

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Dimples could fart and his Stans would think it was a new frangrance

  • Tired_OF_FakeRumors

    HAHAHA I dont see a problem with this. Go Harvey!

  • 2aSupport

    Exactly. And he judges the size of Harvey’s brain?

  • PA Met Fan

    Yankees fans are getting a bit nervous now that they see which team has a brighter future in New York.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    No issue with what Harvey is doing – going on vacation, Knicks games, etc – but his inability to ignore this crap is worrisome. If he can’t ignore what idiots like Joe B. and some guy from Bablyon, why should I think he can handle something like a Game 7 (assuming he ever gets the chance to pitch in one)?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Really? The need to respond to one random troll is “perfect”? No. Saying nothing is perfect. Focus on rehab.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    There’s a difference between not backing down and letting the tiniest, most insignificant thing get under your skin in such a public way.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    And, if we want to be honest here, Harvey has never beaten the Yankees.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I liked Harvey’s response. I thought it was great. This Nick from Babalon guy always calls up the FAN and disses the Mets.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I can’t tell if that’s a serious response. If it is, then I would say I’d rather Harvey focus on his next pitch and not what Nick in Babylon might tweet at him if he doesn’t win that day.

  • somedude718

    I think he did fine. A guy as competitive as Harvey is going to have that little itch to get one over. I think it comes with the territory.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Then why don’t we see this from any other players? Or is Harvey more competitive that Derek Jeter or Justin Verlander?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re making it about the troll. Another way to look at it is if Harvey is really pissed at him for getting mad at his lifestyle maybe he should get a grip and focus on something more important, like rehab.

  • CyYout

    I’ll admit that’s a good point. I guess I’m just tired of the Mets being everyone’s doormat and it’s nice to see one of our best players stand up.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Fine. But let your performance on the field change that. Feeding the trolls is not winning any World Series championships.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Mets fans are clinging to the only bright spot on the team, Matt Harvey. Not surprised we’re super defensive of any criticism. And I say “we” because I’m a Mets fan too.

    But how is this some “perfect response”? It’s like walking down the street and responding to the homeless person yelling about aliens in his brain.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’m not talking about how he spends his time. I’m talking about his inability to ignore the trolls.

    Show me Derek Jeter or Justin Verlander publicly responding to criticisms.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ok. Well I can see you’re the type to let the tiniest thing get under your skin.

    Matt Harvey is a huge star with a super model girlfriend, yet he feels the need to stop and argue to the homeless guy screaming about the end of the world.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re missing the point. I hope you learn to ignore the critics because it’ll be a tough life otherwise.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    19 career starts? Harvey hasn’t “made” anything.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Yeah. Matt can tell people that while he’s watching the Yankees from the couch in October.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Maybe Harvey could engage with the fans tweeting encouragement and how much they love him instead of the random trolls.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    That is, if they even get there.

  • Erin_II

    Like last year?

  • somedude718

    I’m sure they want to respond as Harvey did, but show more restraint: not because it’s right, but because it’s not worth your time of day. I don’t see a problem with how he handled it, other than the fact that he’s going to invite every troll with a computer/tablet/smartphone and a twitter account to badger him, now. But that’s a lesson learned for him.

    The article makes it seem like he’s got some kind of glaring character flaw that will turn him into a puddle of mush when things are going bad, and people get on him. I just don’t see it.

  • Tom

    After a few more years of dominance he’ll know the value of playing it cool. Our young ace is just that, Young.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re commenting on how often I comment? And I need to let things go.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Personally, I think guys like Jeter and Verlander would rather let their on the field performances speak for them.

    I’d rather Harvey worry about the next batter than what the trolls will say.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha. Keep acting like one season negates all the others.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Better chance than the Mets and a 100% percent better chance than Harvey, who won’t even pitch.

  • dealingwithidiots

    True enough, but what does that say about your numerous responses on the subject? Couldn’t get your point across the first 12 times? Not much different.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    “Better chance than the Mets”

    Stranger things have happened.

  • Saratoga_Jon

    Nice…Torrence for me…by where I work.

    And to keep it baseball related, it’s easy to forget Harvey’s 24 and is going to do 24 year old things from time to time. With that being said, he needs to mind himself a bit better or these attacks will become 100 fold, especially at the first sign of a struggle.

  • bobblehead

    Hey, just dropped your mom off. She said your grilled cheese and tomato soup will be ready in ten if you want to come out of the basement.

  • Bail4Nails

    Anyone else see the irony in this thread?

  • 2aSupport

    Right. Because some derogatory troll on a blog has made it much further in life than an MLB All-Star pitcher.

  • ReturnOfSonOfBromancer

    Yet another example of the sparkling wit of Matt Cerrone’s new favorite dish. Witness the fitness.

  • WillisReid

    Never feed trolls, but I can’t see how this is really a big deal. I thought the Dan Patrick interview was way worse, since he was representing the Mets.

    Just another reason I’m not a fan of twitter.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Not really the point, now is it? And if anything, you’re only giving credence to my point that Harvey needs to learnt to ignore the trolls.

  • TexasGusCC

    Boy, are you a LOSER! Still in Junior High?

  • IndianaMet

    Matt needs to shut up and take the high road. Love the pitcher. Cringe at the person.

    Never get into an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel. Or to stay with the times… Never get into an argument with an anonymous person on a social media outlet. You can’t win.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔


    “Joe Benigno takes @NickDeBabylon’s side in his Twitter feud with #Mets ace Matt Harvey. ”

    This clown just doesn’t know when to quit, does he?

  • Metro12

    Since his botched radio interview this summer, I don’t think Harvey has done anything wrong, and I have no problem with him defending himself on twitter or any other forum. I’m glad he gave it back to the Yankee fan, who seems to be jealous that Harvey isn’t a Yankee, and that he can’t date and travel all over the world with a supermodel. Boo-hoo.

  • Waz0787

    Wright has no balls.

  • SRT

    This ^

  • RyanF55

    This is true, you are correct.

  • Evan Esswein

    Pretty Sure this was handled well. Not quoted here but actually corrected him on wins: 12 not 19.

    Hey if your going to tell the world about your traveling exploits it probably comes with the territory that you’ll get some haters.

    Touché Harvey Very Well Done

  • Keith’s stache

    Exactly what I was wondering. Why is a Yankees fan following Matt?

  • Brian Reilly

    Well you see Yankee fans need something to talk about after spending $256 million last year and not making the playoffs. lol And now the A ROID thing has them baffled again, I cant wait to see when A rod drops the names of other Yankees who were ROIDING. And I bet it was a lot of them.