Video: Phillies Fans Boo Bruce Willis After 1st Pitch Bounces to Aaron Nola

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 15, 2019

Actor Bruce Willis watches batting practice before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Philadelphia sports fans are a notoriously grumpy group, with Bruce Willis appearing to be the subject of their scorn prior to the Phillies' game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.  

When Willis bounced the ceremonial first pitch to Aaron Nola, the crowd at Citizens Bank Park let the actor hear about it:

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Bruce Willis threw the first pitch at tonight's Phillies game. It bounced. The Philly faithful gave him a "warm" reception. https://t.co/EQlBAglbIi

If you want to be charitable to the Phillies fans, it wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest they were chanting "Bruuuuuce" after the pitch. 

But considering Bryce Harper heard some boos during his first home game with the Phillies, giving them the benefit of the doubt is difficult. 

Of course, Willis didn't help himself by bouncing the pitch when he wasn't even standing on the mound. Despite the boos, Willis can take solace in the fact his first pitch wasn't close to being the worst in MLB history.