Bruce Willis did not live up to his die-hard fans' expectations in his Phillies first pitch
The Phillies had quite the guest star on the field with them at Citizens Bank Park prior to their Wednesday night game against the Brewers: Bruce Willis. The movie star spent a lot of time growing up in southern New Jersey in the shadow of Philadelphia, so it was familiar territory.
Willis got to meet with some of the Phillies and Brewers ...
Turns out he really is a neat guy. pic.twitter.com/6fDP2SpU6k— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) May 15, 2019
A couple of die hard baseball fans moonlighting at Citizens Bank Park. pic.twitter.com/C0bs5J4vWT— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 15, 2019
... and even take some batting practice.
Contrary to the tweet, I don't think these swings are particularly impressive. They're not armageddon levels of quality, but he doesn't seem to have a sixth sense for hitting.
Willis wasn't there solely for a photoshoots and BP, though. He was there to throw the ceremonial first pitch. How would the action star fare? Would he kick butt as always?
Nope. He bounced it ...
Bruce Willis threw the first pitch at tonight's Phillies game. It bounced.— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 15, 2019
The Philly faithful gave him a "warm" reception. pic.twitter.com/EQlBAglbIi
... and the Philly crowd let him hear it.
Then again, maybe they were saying "Bruuuuuce" and not "booooo." Hey, it's possible!
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.