This is in response to a reader’s comment. I wanted to take it a step further because he made several well-written comment.
An Open Letter to Bill:
My obligation is not to cheer for the Mets. It is to give my interpretation of the news and what I see. Under no circumstances do I dislike the Mets or Matt Harvey. I covered the team full time as a reporter for a main stream newspaper for several years.
I am disabled and the Mets, from ownership on down, have been very good to me in terms of still giving me information, access and keeping me in the loop. I go to the games when I can and will go more year. For that I am grateful and wish them well.
The players, coaches, manager and management have been respectful and I try to respond in similar fashion and they understand I will be critical at times.
Given that, I have no animosity or agenda regarding Harvey. My obligation is that if I see something I will respond with my honest opinion.
I’ve covered this game for a long time and have seen many pitchers not be able to come back from an injury. I don’t want to see that with Harvey, which is why I have been hard on the innings issue. I love good pitching and want to see Harvey do well and am excited in his potential.
Thank you for for reading and the times you have commented. I hope you reconsider and keep reading and posting your comments as they are valuable to me. I welcome opinions different than mine.
That is what sports is all about. I am sorry you misinterpreted my writing as disliking the Mets and Harvey as that is not the case.
Best to you.-JD