Willis, star of “The Sixth Sense” and “The Fifth Element,” threw the primary pitch in his No. 19 Phillies jersey earlier than Philadelphia performed the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday evening. Willis wasn’t inside placing distance of the plate — he one-hopped the pitch to Phillies ace Aaron Nola.
Willis additionally took his cuts in batting follow towards coach Dusty Wathan utilizing a bat borrowed from Phillies outfielder Nick Williams. Willis grew up within the southern New Jersey city of Carney’s Point and has filmed motion pictures in Philadelphia, together with “Glass.”
“I just like to hit the ball,” Willis stated in his pink pinstripes. “I just like the noise. I grew up with the Phillies.”
Willis, 64, chatted with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins and supervisor Gabe Kapler. Kapler, in his second yr, performed Scrooge and refused to consider Willis’ 1988 basic “Die Hard” is a Christmas film.
“I maintain, not a Christmas movie,” Kapler stated throughout a full of life debate with beat writers in his workplace. “Aren’t most Christmas movies centered around the celebration of Christmas in some way or another?”