During All-Star weekend Mets ace Matt Harvey and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman seemed to be starting an unlikely bromance between division rivals. But…camaraderie is one of the hallmarks of All-Star weekend — they were just acting like they were buddies. Not a big deal, right? Don’t worry about it. I wouldn’t worry about it. Don’t worry about it. Right?!
Well, the All-Star game was 22 freakin’ days ago and this chumminess between “rivals” is still going on. Monday was a rare home off day for the Mets and Matthew Edward Harvey went home to his native Mystic, Connecticut to do some fishing with his family and hang with his nieces — it was adorable.
Sounds like a nice relaxing day for the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball — until Frederick Freeman decided to intrude.
I understand that the Mets-Braves rivalry of the late ’90s and early ’00s has cooled off dramatically. Bobby Cox no longer patrols the dugout. Chipper is no longer hitting back-breaking dingers. And John Rocker has run out of expletives to describe the Mets faithful (actually, never mind).
The new look Braves are young and cool — too cool to care about rivalries with the lowly Mets, I guess. Well, the Mets faithful are a bitter bunch with long memories and short tempers and I suggest this tomfoolery cease immediately. Um, or else I’m taking away everyone’s cell phone privileges.
But in the off-season if you guys wanna throw back some brewskis and play some golf that’s completely cool with me — as long as I’m invited.