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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey fulfills dream he set out in high school

The year was 2005 and Fitch High School baseball player Matt Harvey was asked what he would like to be doing in 10 years. "I would still like to be playing baseball, live in a nice apartment and have a nice life," Harvey said. So in 2015, Harvey is living the dream as he is pitching in the World Series. (WPIX)

Since Kindergarten, Matt Harvey Knew He'd Be Pitching In The World Series

Two decades ago, the kindergarten students in Mike Porter's physical education class at S.B. Butler Elementary School gathered before class. Some formed circles, some stretched, some chased butterflies. Out of the corner of his eye, Porter saw one boy by himself. Matt Harvey was mimicking a baseball player. "Acting like he was on the mound, doing his mechanics of pitching, swinging a bat," Porter said. "He was always doing that." (Hartford Courant)

It sure didn't take long for Matt Harvey to redeem himself

The Matt Harvey Redemption Tour continues tonight at Kauffman Stadium, where the Mets will hand him the baseball for Game 1 of the World Series. Terry Collins won't be in any hurry to take it back, either. "He won't throw 150 pitches, if that's what you're thinking," Collins said. That's not really what we had in mind, Terry. But now that the manager mentioned it, with the Mets going deep into October, the Harvey Rules certainly have changed. (Newsday)

Matt Harvey To Start Game One Of World Series

Former North Carolina right-hander Matt Harvey will start game one of the 2015 World Series Tuesday night for the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Coverage on Fox is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Harvey is set to become the sixth former Tar Heel to play in the Fall Classic and the first since Walt Weiss appeared in the 1999 World Series with Atlanta. (GoHeels.com)

'Craftier' Matt Harvey set to go to limit for Mets in Game 1

Matt Harvey remembered when the radar guns began to show up at his games. The Mets ace admitted he loved seeing the scouts raise them as he got ready to throw as a kid. It made him throw harder, and he hit 90 miles an hour for the first time when he was a sophomore in high school. Nearly 10 years later Harvey knows the benefits of lighting up those guns. (New York Daily News)

Madness in Mystic for Met’s Matt Harvey

All eyes are on the New York Mets as they get ready to face the Kansas City Royals Tuesday in the first game of the World Series. There’s a lot of excitement for Mets fans in Connecticut, especially when it comes to Matt Harvey. Saturday, the hometown kid was announced as the starting pitcher for the first game of the World Series, and the hometown crowd is showing their support. (WTNH)

You’re ‘damn right’ Matt Harvey is ready for Game 1 Series start

Terry Collins had one question for Matt Harvey before he named him the starter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals. “You ready for it?” Collins said he asked the right-hander. Harvey’s response? “Damn right.” Collins eliminated any doubt Saturday about the starting rotation for the Mets first World Series appearance since losing to the Yankees in 2000. (New York Post)

In Surprise Move, Mets Pick Matt Harvey to Start in Game 1 of World Series

Early Saturday, Mets Manager Terry Collins settled on his World Series starting rotation. He explained to his pitchers the reasoning behind his decision, then pulled his Game 1 starter in for a gut check. Collins asked, “Are you ready for it?” Matt Harvey replied, “Damn right.” In a surprising move, Harvey will take the mound Tuesday night at Kansas City. (New York Times)

Mets' Matt Harvey gets World Series welcome in MSG introduction at Rangers game (video)

Nobody cares if Matt Harvey is going to Rangers games anymore. The Mets ace took in a Rangers game Thursday night after returning to New York and he felt the love from the Madison Square Garden crowd. They gave him a hearty round of applause when he is introduced on the jumbotron during the game. (NJ.com)

What to do with Dustin Ackley?

Another Yankees player with an uncertain role for next season is a former elite prospect who the Yankees acquired for a pair of relatively redundant prospects who likely had no role to play next season anyway. He's still in his prime years and played well enough down the stretch to become a valuable impact hitter against right-handers. What exactly does that mean for him next season? (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Matt Harvey glad he wasn't needed on anniversary of Tommy John surgery

Exactly two years ago Thursday, Matt Harvey had Tommy John surgery. Nearly every event in his baseball career since then has been shaped by that day, impacting everything from his arduous rehab to the public tug-of-war between his agent and his team about how best to protect his surgically repaired right elbow. But Harvey wanted no part of coming full circle. (Newsday)

Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina Outreach

UNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities. (GoHeels.com)

Mets' Harvey bought arm insurance

Mets ace Matt Harvey was feeling fine the day after his marvelous 7 2/3-inning outing in Game 1 of the NLCS -- a 4-2 Mets victory -- and he is said to be a go for Game 5. All looks good in Harvey's world as he inches past 200 total innings. But just in case, agent Scott Boras has taken out insurance on Harvey to secure his future. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey Ditches the Fastball, Somehow Gets Filthier

Remember when innings limits were in vogue and Matt Harvey‘s season appeared over? Yeah, me neither. Just a few weeks after we’d thought his campaign would wrap in Strasburg-esque fashion, New York’s Dark Knight on Saturday scripted the latest episode to his gripping 2015 saga with a gem of an outing against the Kyle Schwarber-led Cubs in game one of the NLCS at Citi Field.... (Gammons Daily)

'Dented' Matt Harvey on track to return for Game 5

Matt Harvey is ready to proceed for the New York Mets with a start in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Harvey logged a relatively modest 97 pitches while tossing 7 2/3 innings in Saturday’s 4-2 win against the Chicago Cubs. The issue is that Harvey was struck on the right triceps by a sixth-inning line drive off the bat of Dexter Fowler. (ESPN.com)

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