Archive: July 16th, 2013

Matt Harvey Asks New Yorkers About Matt Harvey

What do you think of Matt Harvey? Maybe you should ask someone who’s told Matt Harvey.

You’ve probably seen this already, but in case you didn’t, perhaps the funniest thing a Mets player has done (on purpose) in over 30 years — since John Stearns tackled Chief Noc-A-Homa before a Braves game:

This also pretty much explains why the Mets are able to get away with all they get away with — because the vast majority of the people they’re marketing to (i.e., NOT people who read Mets blogs every day) — are casual fans / observers who aren’t paying much attention. In other words, a Mets game is a social event, with Mets fandom something to help with connecting to others and/or establish an identity for themselves.