Song has become a Mets anthem in recent years
Billy Joel watched on as the New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals at Game 3 of the World Series yesterday (October 30), and the native New Yorker couldn’t help but join in as the crowd sang his signature tune ‘Piano Man’.
Mets fans have adopted the song as their unofficial anthem in recent years, singing along as it plays throughout Citi Field during the eighth inning of games. With Joel in attendance following his rendition of the US national anthem, the 66-year-old, sporting a Mets cap, helped serenade the team as they romped home to victory. Watch the clips below, via Rolling Stone.
“Billy Joel’s music is part of the soundtrack of every New Yorker’s life,” the Mets’ senior vice president of marketing and communications David Newman told Newsday recently. “He’s an iconic New Yorker. We wanted him to be part of our playlist during the games.”
The Mets won the game 9-3, though the Royals still lead the best of seven series 2-1.