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Snoop Dogg to throw out first pitch at White Sox game

May 24, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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Before the White Sox and Twins finish their three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago tonight Snoop Dogg will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

It takes a lot to upstage Cole De Vries’ big-league debut, but that might just do it.

Or maybe this is just me feeling nostalgic and elderly, because Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle, was the first CD purchased by a 10-year-old me after getting a boombox for Hanukkah in 1993.

Great album, by the way. I recommend buying it for any pre-teen celebrating a religious holiday, because nothing makes parents prouder than a 10-year-old who memorizes the words to “Gin and Juice.”

Also worth noting: Tonight will presumably be the first time Joe Mauer will be in the same place as the actual Snoop Dogg, rather than this cutout version from Mauer’s high school days in St. Paul:


  1. cur68 - May 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    To Pluto with Mauer and Snoop’s cutout. Who’s the young lady gettin her gangsta on? Yowza.

    • dluxxx - May 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      I don’t remember her name, but I do remember that she actually commented on Aaron’s blog when he posted this pic a few years ago. If I remember correctly, she’s his cousin or friend or something. Agreed on the Yowza though…

      • cur68 - May 24, 2012 at 1:11 PM

        Lets hope cousin, ’cause that explains why Mauer looks kinda grim. If that was my cousin, I’d want her wearing more clothes all the while simultaneously cursing the fates that we were related by blood. If that nice lass is a ‘friend’ then cheer the heck up, Mauer!

      • kopy - May 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM

        As I like to say whenever I see a young lady dressed like that, “She knows what she’s doing.”

      • dluxxx - May 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM

        I think that’s his “thug” look. He’s so milquetoast that he can’t even pull that off very well. Such a wholesome boy!!

      • cur68 - May 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

        Strikes me that this be a transparent attempt by Aaron to see if she’ll comment again so he can talk to her some more. Good luck Aaron.

  2. nightman13 - May 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    I am also on board with the YOWZA. Also, is Mauer wearing a pinky ring?

  3. steveohho - May 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM


    Yeah, its a pinky ring. Also at the time, Mauer’s right thumb had an exaggerated long fingernail in which he used to weigh out lines of blow.

  4. beefytrout - May 24, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    I’m ashamed of everyone who noticed that Joe Mauer was even in that picture.

  5. mgv38 - May 24, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I guess Snoop heard that Hurricane Bud might make an appearnace.

  6. skerney - May 24, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Wil Snoop throw a strike, or ball 1-2-3 and to the 4?

  7. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    That ball will be around so much weed it’ll probably slowly, eventually, casually roll itself to home plate during a time span of like 4 hours.

  8. number42is1 - May 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    They gonna drug test the guy that catches the ball?

  9. bearsrulepackdrool - May 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    No mention of the White Sox honoring the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department for helping bring peace during NATO over the weekend.

  10. tatum064 - May 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    “No mention of the White Sox honoring the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department for helping bring peace during NATO over the weekend.”

    Because beating the crap out of someone exercising first amendment rights is so in tune with baseball and Chicago (68 riots)

    • jlovenotjlo - May 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      OK, wait a minute. If sh*t and piss bombing police officers, among many other things, is exercising 1st amendment rights then I think I’ve got the wrong copy of the Bill of Rights. Give me a break. Not that there is any reason to talk about this on a baseball blog… sorry

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