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Quenneville tosses wild first pitch for White Sox

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday night

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Maybe Joel Quenneville's attempt at a first pitch was just his way of teaching a larger lesson on the importance of practice? Yeah, that's it.

Whatever the circumstances, the Chicago Blackhawks coach took his slightly off-center toss like a champ at the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday, when it was Blackhawks Night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

"I'm a little embarrassed; I haven't thrown a baseball in a while," Quenneville told the Chicago Tribune. "That was brutal, that was awful. You could say that was a bad, bad shot or like a fan on a shot."

Tweet from @whitesox: Coach Q is in the house for @NHLBlackhawks Night! pic.twitter.com/KV6r8QsfWZ

Quenneville admitted he hadn't practiced beforehand, noting that it probably wouldn't have made a big difference in his delivery.

But that was only one part of Blackhawks Night. Fans got to go home with a sweet new Chicago-themed hat. 

Tweet from @whitesox: Coach Q will throw a ceremonial first pitch on 8/23 for @NHLBlackhawks Night!��: https://t.co/xZusK2X5ne pic.twitter.com/BjIWGAXrjD

And national anthem singer Jim Cornelison was on hand to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Tweet from @whitesox: It can't be @NHLBlackhawks Night without @Anthem_Singer! ���� pic.twitter.com/1VKoqt0f0I

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