Matt Harvey was contrite. Visibly embarrassed. Entirely apologetic.
Nothing like the brash and cocksure kid who burst onto the New York scene a few years back and quickly became one of baseball's most dominant pitchers.
A subdued Harvey rejoined the Mets on Tuesday and apologized to teammates, coaches, owners and fans after serving his three-day suspension for skipping a game last weekend following a late night on the town. And in a pair of unusually emotive news conferences, he and manager Terry Collins even hinted the one-time ace might have a problem with alcohol.
At the very least, they virtually acknowledged a late-night lifestyle has pulled Harvey's priorities...