Mets' Harvey, nicknamed 'Dark Knight', signs Batman masks

BY foxsports • November 18, 2015

Matt Harvey is really embracing his nickname.

The 26-year-old ace of the New York Mets pitching staff earned the nickname “The Dark Knight of Gotham” in 2013, a reference to popular comic book hero Batman. Mets fans took to wearing Batman masks during New York’s postseason run, so Steiner Sports smartly asked Harvey to start signing them.

Harvey burst on to the scene in 2013 and earned an All-Star nod thanks to his 2.27 ERA. He helped lead the Mets to their first World Series since 2000 this season, but now infamously refused to leave Game 5 after pitching eight shutout innings.

He later was charged with the two game-tying runs, and the Kansas City Royals went on to win the series in extra innings later that evening. One Royals fan in particular had some fun with the announcement.

The mask is a reference to the 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises” in which Batman is defeated by Bane, who then breaks Batman’s mask.

Sorry, Mets fans, but that sounds about right.

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