Snoop Dogg throws first pitch at MLB game in Milwaukee before a hilarious cameo in the booth

Snoop Dogg was spotted throwing the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark this weekend, as he provided a hilarious cameo in the booth during a game against the Cincinnati Reds. 

Bracing himself for his role as a primetime NBC correspondent for the Paris Olympic Games next month, the 52-year-old rapper was at American Family Field before an expected performance at Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Casino Hotel on Saturday.

True to form, he delighted fans by showing off dance moves from the music video of his 2004 hit single ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ while taking the mound.

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., was also given a tour of the Brewers’ clubhouse before the game, which included taking a picture with star catcher William Contreras and first baseman Rhys Hoskins. 

He also signed a bat and a ball, respectively for second baseman Brice Turan and manager Pat Murphy, and took time for a FaceTime call with legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker.

He threw the first pitch, too

Snoop Dogg was at the Brewers’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in Milwaukee

After tossing the first pitch, Snoop Dogg joined the Bally Sports Wisconsin broadcast with Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder. 

Of many memorable bits of commentary, one particularly stood out, as he witnessed Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz make an electric throw to first base.

‘Oh lord! He’s got a rocket in his pocket,’ Snoop Dogg said after De La Cruz got the speedy Brice Turang out in time for the third out in the bottom of the second. 

Snoop Dogg will be on the ground in Paris by late July for the Olympics, as he will be exploring the city’s landmarks and attending competitions and events. 

He’s already had casual on-video interviews with several Olympians about their respective sports, including women’s basketball player A’ja Wilson, gymnast Sunisa Lee, skateboarder Jagger Eaton and beach volleyball players Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng.

‘We have different perspectives and different views,’ Snoop Dogg said of the recruited entertainers. 

‘The world that we live in right now, it is appropriate for me to give our side of the story, because we’ve always been a great voice and a great instrument. But we’ve never been the conductor. Now I get to play the role of conductor.’ 

After the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games in 2021, NBC created a new playbook to increase excitement for this summer’s coverage. Network researchers found that people between the ages of 26-40 wanted an Olympics that infuses more pop culture into the everyday conversation.

Singer Kelly Clarkson and NFL legend Peyton Manning will join sportscaster Mike Tirico in Paris as hosts of the opening ceremony along the Seine, held for the first time outside a stadium setting. Comedian Leslie Jones will contribute to on-air and social media coverage.