He wasn’t the hero Gotham deserved, in 2016.
Mets star Matt Harvey, who finished the 2016 season 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA, made fun of his poor performance by dressing up as not one, not two, but three characters from Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film, “The Dark Knight.”
Harvey, 27, wore a suit split by color right down the middle. His right side represented the calm, cool and collected Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, and his unkempt left side represented the Joker — specifically Heath Ledger’s portrayal in the 2008 film.
Combined, the distinct characters (arguably) make Two-Face, the notorious district attorney turned villain played by Aaron Eckhart in Nolan’s movie.
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Washington.
In the caption to his Instagram photo of the costume, Harvey said that it “felt appropriate” based on everything that went down in 2016.
Heath Ledger, who starred as The Joker, is shown in a scene with Christian Bale, who starred as Batman in “The Dark Knight.”
It seems he just wasn’t ready to be a tireless vigilante on the mound.
And while Harvey shares a name with the notorious DC Comics character, his performance on the hill was more reminiscent of Dent’s darker side — the more deceitful and unpredictable side.
At least Harvey’s self-deprecating display was comedic; but here’s to hoping that Harvey makes a splendid return in 2017. He’ll be coming off a season-ending shoulder surgery which repaired a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. He was placed on the DL in July.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News