Matt Harvey owns Twitter troll who seems to hate his Thailand vacation

David Brown

Showing the the tough skin of a tank, the sharp accuracy of a bookkeeper and the self-deprecating sense of humor of a funny humble person, New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey put a Twitter troll in his place Monday.

Got that, haters? It's 12 wins, not 19! It's true that Harvey has been showered with a lot of attention — from the media and otherwise — for someone with 36 career starts. He's started the All-Star Game, he's appeared nude in a magazine, he's dating a supermodel and he kind of looks like a runway walker himself. He also made that awkward appearance on Dan Patrick's show when he obviously was pitching some product and not giving an interview. He later apologized.

It's true that, sometimes, it can appear that hype obscures his substance. And yet, that appearance on Jimmy Fallon, when Harvey went around New York and nobody knew who he was, showed someone with humility, who doesn't take himself too seriously.

And, in the wake of a long season after which he had Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, he certainly deserves to take a vacation to Thailand — reputed to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Who would begrudge him that? Well, other than a Yankees fan/troll on Twitter?

But like a great standup comedian, Harvey handled the heckler with aplomb.

[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post mistook Jimmy Fallon for Jimmy Kimmel. As if.]

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