Matt Harvey pretending he didn’t try to meet Genie Bouchard

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Matt Harvey likes the pretty ladies. The 25-year-old righthander has been linked to a number of models over the past year or so, and he may have recently set his sights on one of the most popular young tennis players in the world.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Harvey’s people tried to set up a meeting between the New York Mets pitcher and 20-year-old Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard at the US Open earlier this week. Unfortunately, Bouchard was sent home on Monday after she lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the fourth round.

Naturally, Harvey’s representative claims lover boy wasn’t interested in Bouchard.

“We requested tickets for a few games,” the rep told the Post. “Once the requests were in, he was approached about potentially meeting her after her match. That meeting never took place.”

Bouchard needed a medical timeout to treat dizziness and exhaustion in the sweltering heat during her match against Makarova, so she probably wasn’t up to meeting any star athletes after being bounced. Plus, Harvey has nothing on Bouchard’s schoolgirl crush.

Harvey’s people can play it down all they want, but we all know he wanted it. We don’t blame you, Matt. Genie is a cutie. Sorry it hasn’t worked out yet.

Report: Matt Harvey ‘narrowly avoided’ bar fight over a girl

Matt Harvey MetsMatt Harvey still has some work to do if he wants to model his personal life after that of Derek Jeter. Early Thursday morning, a group of people Harvey was with supposedly got into a fight at a Manhattan nightclub.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Harvey “narrowly avoided” being drawn into the scrum after a brawl broke out over a girl. Harvey’s friend was supposedly involved in the fight, but the New York Mets pitcher wisely chose not to throw himself into the mix.

“Matt was there with friends when a fight broke out over a girl between someone in his group and another group at a nearby table,” a witness reportedly told the Post. “Matt was right there. Somebody lunged at him and his group, he stepped aside and left. Security broke things up.”

A Mets representative said Harvey was not involved in any altercation at the club, The Gilded Lily, and that those who were were escorted out. Harvey’s rep confirmed that he was at the club when the fight broke out.

“It was an unfortunate incident,” the rep said. “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Whether he “narrowly avoided” the brawl or not, it sounds like Harvey did the right thing. Still, we never heard about Derek Jeter’s crew getting involved with anything like that. Is that because the internet wasn’t as big at the start of the captain’s career? That probably has something to do with it. Hopefully the fight had nothing to do with Harvey’s new girlfriend.

Matt Harvey celebrates Tommy John surgery anniversary with middle finger picture


Tuesday marked the sixth month anniversary of New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old righthander acknowledged the milestone on Twitter with a somewhat inappropriate picture that he quickly deleted.

We can understand why Harvey thought better of leaving the photo on his Twitter page, but everyone should also be able to understand how a young athlete could feel that way about major reconstructive surgery. Here’s what Harvey’s initial tweet said.

Athletes from New York have done much stranger things from hospital rooms than flipping the bird. At least Harvey didn’t stand up on the window sill and moon traffic that was driving by.

Photo: Twitter/SportsBlogNewYork

Matt Harvey reportedly dating model Asha Leo

Asha-LeoDoes Matt Harvey love models or does Matt Harvey love models? The 25-year-old New York Mets pitcher is currently rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery last October, and it appears as though he is enjoying his free time. On Sunday, Harvey was spotted sitting beside British fashion model Asha Leo at the New York Knicks game.

Yes, this is the same Harvey who was reportedly dating another model named Ashley Haas a couple of months ago. Harvey and Haas were seen together just weeks after he broke up with Anne V — yet another model — after dating her for several months.

Harvey and Leo also attended the New York Rangers-Ottawa Senators game together last weekend and looked extremely cozy.

As the NY Post pointed out, Harvey was not in violation of the rehab agreement he has in place with the Mets. He is allowed to work out in New York while the Mets are playing at home but must report to the team’s spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. during road trips.

Harvey made it clear last month that he is not happy with the rehab plan and wants to be working with his teammates as much as possible, but we’re guessing he’s perfectly content with his personal life. Remember how the righthander said he wanted to model his dating life after that of Derek Jeter? Three models in roughly two months has Harvey well on his way.

Thanks to LBS reader David for the tip

Matt Harvey was upset with Mets over his rehab plan

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Matt Harvey and the New York Mets were at odds over his proposed rehab plan, but it seems like things may be somewhat better now.

Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow in October and is setting goals of returning to the team in August, though we’re guessing that is unlikely to happen. Harvey vented to the New York Daily News’ Andy Martino Tuesday about the team’s rehab plans for him and about how the team is censoring him.

The Mets plan to have Harvey rehab at the spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, while Harvey wants to rehab in New York. Harvey says he wants to be around his teammates and be part of the team, especially since his goal is to return in August.

“I expressed that seven months in Port St. Lucie is a long time,” Harvey told the Daily News. “For me, I strongly felt that my best opportunity, and my motivation to come back quicker, stronger, work harder would be to be with the teammates. That’s kind of what I have always said. I have worked so hard to get to the big leagues and be with this team, it just felt like all of a sudden I was shooed to the back.”

Harvey then complained about how he’s been censored by the team over social media and how he was dissatisfied with his spring training locker.

“It’s just the fact that I have been not allowed to talk to anybody, and that every tweet or Instagram I send is, do not write,” Harvey said. “My locker — me and (Jeremy Hefner, also rehabbing) was basically in a closet. I didn’t think that was right. I don’t know exactly who was in charge of the situation.”

Martino noted that the Mets’ longtime PR director seemed to be unhappy about Harvey’s interview, believing that it was going to cause some problems. Harvey ended up meeting with GM Sandy Alderson after his interview and things seemed to be on a better note after that.

The two sides will come to a mutual agreement on a rehab plan in the next week, and we have a feeling it will be more towards Harvey’s liking.

Matt Harvey reportedly dating model Ashley Haas

Ashley-HaasNew York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has reportedly gone from one model to the next. On Sunday, news surfaced that Harvey had broken up with model Anne V. after roughly eight months of dating. According to the NY Post’s Page Six, the 24-year-old is now seeing another model named Ashley Haas.

Harvey and Haas were apparently seen together at the Cinema Society and Grey Goose party for the upcoming film “Pompeii,” which is based on the infamous volcano. They did not pose for photos together and could very well have been attending the screening as friends, but some comments Harvey made last season make that seem unlikely.

Back in July, Harvey praised Derek Jeter and the women he has dated throughout his career. The Mets pitcher openly said that he wants to model his life around Jeter’s, so dating a second model in a one-year span would seem to fit that plan perfectly.

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Matt Harvey and model girlfriend Anne V break up

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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and his girlfriend, model Anne V., have broken up, according to a report.

US Weekly reported on Sunday that the two split after around eight months together.

“The split was amicable, and they remain good friends,” a source told Us Weekly.

Harvey, 24, is recovering from Tommy John surgery he underwent in October and said to be progressing well. Anne V. even picked him up and took care of him after his operation.

Harvey and Anne V, whose full last name is Vyalitsnya, first were spotted together at a New York Rangers game last May. They have spent parts of the last few months traveling around Thailand and Vietnam but apparently experienced troubles the past few weeks and called it quits.

We can’t help but wonder whether Harvey’s comments that he wanted to have the dating life of Derek Jeter played any role in the breakup.

H/T NY Daily News