This from the great Can’t Stop The Bleeding site:

In a bid to keep the peace at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies wanted to cloak or replace the 16-by-16-foot Mets banner at the top of the set decoration at the Billy Joel/Elton John concerts tonight and Saturday.

Alas, they could not find anything suitable.

Joel will wear a Phillies jacket for at least part of the show and will make some sort of joking reference to the Mets and their 10-games-back status

My colleague Bob Ford and I hear that the Phillies had reached out to the “Face 2 Face” concert to express concern about Joel’s New York-theme set.

It’s not that the Phils are worried about any kind of baseball rivalry, we hear; they just don’t want some yahoo having too much to drink and throwing something at it or starting a fight. The Mets banner was visible at recent shows at Nationals Ballpark and Wrigley Field.

Perhaps Joel will sing “Philadelphia State of Mind,” as well.

My wife actually has Billy Joel albums but when I get home tonight they are going in the trash where they should have been in the first place.

Imagine this old broken down douche is going to wear a Phillies jacket? What a piece of shit! If you don’t any song played at $iti Field by this hack then you’re not a Mets fan

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  1. Billy Joel is probably the most genuinely nice guy in music. Everybody who’s ever met him is amazed at how cool he is. (Know anyone from Long Island? Trust me, they have stories.) Not sure about his concerts with Elton John, but for all his solo shows he would buy up the first two rows then give them to people sitting in the last row of the arena. He’s entertaining as hell live (dude cracks jokes all night) and he had an awesome Inside the Actors’ Studio to boot.

    Say what you will about his music, but he’s a pretty awesome guy.

  2. No!!! You thinking of elton joel he sucks

    billy Joel rocks!!!!!!!!!

  3. Are you fucking serious about this? Grow up, it’s a baseball team. It set the flavor of where the artist is from. Elton had a British theme, aren’t you pissed about the whole revolutionary war??

    Did you know that we were once a colony?? Get a life.

  4. Don’t burn those Billy Joel albums!!!! Burn Billy Joel!

  5. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself back… Whenever I tell people that I think Elton John is great, they accuse me of liking this annoying beady-eyed dork as well. WHY? Even Elton doesn’t want anything to do with this idiotic schlock anymore. Hasn’t written a song in ages, can’t be counted on and hasn’t written a sound that’s not pukeworthy. Anyone please leave that ugly prick Joel somewhere in the woods.

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