CHICAGO -- Snoop Dogg, the charismatic recording artist, actor and all-around entertainer, threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches prior to Thursday's series finale with the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field.
Snoop took pictures with fellow first-pitch thrower Bob McMillen, the head coach of the Rush, Chicago's Arena Football League entry, and then fired a strike to Chris Sale.
"Oh man, that was special," Snoop Dogg said. "It was a strike. It was a changeup, screwball. It was one of my pitches that I normally don't really go into, but we are in the Windy City so I had to make sure it got over the plate the right way."
Known as more of a football and basketball supporter, Snoop expressed pride in going to the same high school as Tony Gwynn and said he knew how to play baseball "if necessary." He made the stop on the South Side before venturing to Indiana for a concert later Thursday night.
"You are supposed to enjoy it when you are out here," Snoop said. "It's too bad the Bulls ain't in it. We expected a lot out of them this year, but we'll roll with the White Sox."
White Sox and Twins players posed for pictures with Snoop, and he made a pregame stop in the White Sox clubhouse. He also talked in the dugout with manager Robin Ventura, who Snoop Dogg apparently followed when Ventura was a player.
"Apparently he knew some stats of mine that I didn't know," said a smiling Ventura. "He's a big fan of mine."