Matt Harvey appears to have solidified himself as one of the more entertaining quotes in all of baseball. A week ago, the Mets ace did a photoshoot with the New York Post and spoke of his dream to act and the magic of his ass-welcoming eyes. Today, it’s a chat with Men’s Journal where he praises the plethora of notches on Derek Jeter’s bronzed belt, as well as the way the Yankee captain goes about it. Here’s Harvey:
“That guy is the model,” Harvey said. “I mean, first off, let’s just look at the women he’s dated. Obviously, he goes out — he’s meeting these girls somewhere — but you never hear about it. That’s where I want to be.”
The method behind Jeter’s mastery over the years has been a rather simple one. Do everything, say nothing, and occasionally change facial expressions.
Thankfully, for our sake, Harvey is a far more chatty fellow and seemingly in search of anything but privacy, two of the vital elements in becoming a reliable New York media toy. In the interview, the 24-year-old went on to mention a $200 million contract that would allow him to buy the best apartment in the city:
“No matter what, New York is now my home,” he says, finishing the night’s last drink. “I could buy a place now, but I’ve gotta wait for that $200 million contract. If I’m going to buy an apartment, it has to be the best apartment in the city.”
You’ve got to admire his fearlessness in looking way, way ahead, especially since he pitches for the Mets. For good measure, he gushed over well-dressed Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist:
“He always makes the best-dressed lists,” Harvey said of Lundqvist. “Well, I want to be on those lists.”
This guy is the best. We’ve had four months of Matt Harvey and he’s already delivered us better quotes than Derek Jeter has in 17 years.
UPDATE: Matt Harvey doesn’t sound very pleased:
It really sucks how words get used and completely taken out of context.
— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) July 18, 2013
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[via NY Post]