Expectations are low for the Phillies in 2018.
Three straight seasons with at least 90 losses can do that to a club.
But spirits were high Friday in Clearwater, Fla., thanks to Hulk Hogan.
Yes, that Hulk Hogan.
The wrestling star made an appearance at Phillies spring training and had a chance to spend some time with players and fans.
And yes, the Hulk knows baseball.
Per CBS Philly:
“I played full-time baseball until my final year of high school. I pitched and played third base,” Hogan said before the Phillies hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training game on Friday. “I broke my arm playing third base. It was the best thing that ever happened to me because I segued into wrestling. I was a huge wrestling fan, too. Once my arm wasn’t what it was, I was chasing the wrestling dream around and it finally happened but baseball was the first love.”
The 64-year-old Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, spent time chatting with Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, coaches and players.
He also posed for pictures and signed autographs for fans, giving everyone a full dose of Hulkamania.
As you would expect, plenty of them geeked out over the Hulkster's appearance.