Faced with a must-win game three, the New York Mets pulled all the stops. Future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza threw out the first pitch, and Billy Joel sang the National Anthem. The Mets returned the favor with a dominating 9-3 victory over the Royals, but that wasn’t the only reason Joel left with a smile on his face.
During the seventh inning, the Mets played “Piano Man” over the loud speaker, prompting a ballpark-wide singalong. The guy has played Madison Square Garden a record-breaking 68 times, but last night, he looked like a kid in a candy story, watching in complete awe at the scene unfolding in front of him.