In the first Major League baseball game I’ve ever covered, I witnessed Matt Harvey dominate the White Sox in near-perfect fashion.
As Harvey got closer and closer, I avoided tweets like “Matt Harvey is perfect through six here at Citi Field.” I did, however, post the following: “I’m not sure of Twitter/perfect game etiquette so…..yeah.” If you want to call that a jinx, then so be it.
The real jinx was my dad, who turned on the Mets game two pitches before Harvey’s bid for perfection was broken up.
My favorite quote from Harvey: “Growing up, I always wanted to be the best, no matter what it was, no matter where it was. In high school and college and the minor leagues, I was to the point where I couldn’t be the best (because) of the level. That was, I guess, not going to be good enough for me. I knew once I got to the big leagues, I could really push to being the best. Once I got here, it was go-time.”