22 February 2014

Sounding the conspiracy alert

I was kinda half-joking yesterday about my comments getting yanked off of MetsBlog, but...

  • Matt Harvey threw for the first time since his surgery this morning.
  • MetsBlog posted an entry about it timestamped 12:44pm Eastern.
  • As of roughly 7 pm Eastern, only one comment on said entry existed, and it wasn't even on-topic.
Now, you know good and well there's no way only one person left a comment on that story all day. It's also pretty freaking unlikely that of everyone whom you can safely assume left a comment, only one passed muster when applying the usual criteria of whether or not it crossed the line of civility and decency.

Clearly, a unique level of hyper-sensitivity is being applied when it comes to what fans are allowed to say on an SNY-owned forum regarding Harvey's situation.  Why is this?

Are the Mets desperately trying to control the narrative and shape public opinion of Matt Harvey, thusly trying to control his perceived value among fans when it's time to craft his next contract? As I mentioned yesterday, anti-Harvey comments were allowed to stand while my indirectly derogatory thoughts re: the state of the franchise got the ax.

Are the Mets so insistent on Harvey not distracting from the rest of the season, they're squashing any visible hints of how much fans are really interested in him?

It's just bizarre.

Anyway, let's see how long this comment of mine lasts:

So far, it's made it past the 30-minute mark.

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