NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Matt Harvey is the best pitcher on the Mets.
He might be the best pitcher in the National League, if not MLB.
That’s not enough for the competitive kid from Connecticut. In a profile published by Men’s Journal, Harvey sounded like a guy who wanted to be seen as the standard for dating, fashion and just about, well, everything else.
Harvey, who has been pictured out and about with supermodel Anne V, said he looks up to Yankees captain Derek Jeter as the ace of New York’s dating scene.
“That guy is the model,” he 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.”
As for being well-dressed and well-pressed, Harvey spoke highly of Henrik Lundqvist, his chum on the New York Rangers.
“He always makes the best-dressed lists,” Harvey said. “Well, I want to be on those lists.”
He’s taking that mindset to apartment hunting, too. The 24-year-old said he “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,” he said.
Not that his current East Village pad is all that bad. Harvey said he has a great view of New York, a city he has adopted as his own. (And yeah, he’s really taken to Broadway: “Man, do I f—— love this city,” he told Men’s Journal.)
“I’m on the 10th floor, with a perfect view of the Financial District,” Harvey said. “The whole thing is windows, so as soon as I walk in it’s like: Yes. New York. I’m here.”
Harvey started Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Citi Field, firing two scoreless innings despite a rocky start.
“I don’t care who’s pitching,” Harvey said of his mindset on the mound. “Who’s at bat? It’s me versus you. Let’s see who’s going to win, buddy.”
UPDATE: Harvey doesn’t seem too happy about Thursday’s headlines:
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