A Celebration Of Matt Harvey, The Perfect Pitcher And Physical Pinnacle Of Mankind

The 24-year-old righty throws smoke, is super intense, and knows how to party. How the hell is he a Met?

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Matt Harvey is the starting pitcher of the All-Star game in his first full Major League season.

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Drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft, Harvey spent three years at UNC. He was projected as a number two starter; instead, he's a sick, sick ace.

He repped hard at the All-Star game.

Sure, he got into a little bit of trouble in the first inning, but overall, Harvey pitched two scoreless innings, with 3 K's — including one on a filthy riding fastball.

This guy tried to haze him as a rookie. Didn't work out.

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As Yahoo! reported, Jon Rauch, a 6'10" relief pitcher drenched in tattoo ink, dumped a bucket of ice water on Harvey while he was napping. So Harvey, a 23-year-old rookie, got in his face and challenged him to a fight.

Rauch politely declined.

So yeah, it's pretty easy for the guy to laugh at himself.

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Don't worry; Harvey is excited about the challenge.

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"I love the idea of coming into a struggling franchise and seeing if I can help them win," he said. "First off, I hate to lose. At anything. Secondly, who doesn't want to be the guy to help turn something around?"