Tom Seaver. Mike Mussina. Roger Clemens. Dwight Gooden.
Matt Harvey has been compared, whether it be stuff, demeanor or franchise history, in some way has been compared to them all.
Yes, it is not fair. Yes, it places unreasonable pressure. But, that’s the nature of covering and following sports. Managers, general managers and players all do it, too.
HARVEY: Keeps burning. (AP)
Harvey is getting a lot of that these days, and after beating Stephen Strasburg last night, he’ll be getting more.
Gooden, who tweeted Harvey is “the real deal,’’ was spotted last night on the Citi Field video board giving a thumbs-up sign. It was in part acknowledging the ovation; it was in part recognition of who he was watching.
“Yeah, absolutely,’’ Harvey said when asked if he was aware of Gooden’s presence and tweet. “It made it special. I grew up watching that guy. I wanted to be like that guy.’’
Whether Harvey has a career like Gooden, Mussina or Mike Pelfrey, we can’t say now. What we can say is all th