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 â€œFace 2 Faceâ€ concert to express concern about Joelâ€™s New York-theme set.
Itâ€™s not that the Phils are worried about any kind of baseball rivalry, we hear; they just donâ€™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 â€œPhiladelphia State of Mind,â€ as well.
My wife actually has Billy Joel albums but when I get home tonightÂ 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 songÂ played at $iti Field by this hack then you’re not a Mets fan