Cole Hammels and Cliff Lee took time firing hot dogs into the stands at Citizens Pank Ballpark on Friday.
Hamels must have been so thrilled to fire the hotdog gun that he grew out a celebratory mustache.
All jokes aside, Hamels will start the Phillies opener on Monday against the division rival Atlanta Braves. Cliff Lee will pitch the Phillies third game of the season after Roy Halladay.
Hamels told MLB.com that it was an honor to pitch on Opening Day.
“It really is [an honor],” Hamels said. “A lot of great pitchers have had that honor, and to be one of them, it’s something I will cherish. To be able to get your team off to the right start sets the tone for the entire season. It’s something I’ll be able to remember for a really long time. At the same time, I’m looking forward to the season. It’s going to be a great season.”
And for those wondering Hamels signed a six-year contract extension worth $144 million last July.