Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/19/11
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Major League Baseball owners stand united with their oppressed millionaire and billionaire brothers in the NBA! That is the laughable message coming out of the World Series after a report says Dallas Mavericks superstar and big-time Texas Rangers fan Dirk Nowitzki has been denied the chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch during the Fall Classic. Marc Stein of ESPN Dallas says the Rangers wanted Nowitzki, the MVP of the NBA Finals, to repeat his effort of June 25, when he threw out the first pitch against the New York Mets. Stein says Nowitzki is a die-hard fan who has watched "every playoff game" and even attended Game 6 of the ALCS. The clincher! Check out the look on Dirk's face in the photo from June; he's obviously psyched. But all of the baseball owners — not just the home team — may object to who throws out first pitches in the World Series, and they don't want to make it look like they're crossing some kind of imaginary picket line by showcasing Nowitzki. Stein writes: Sou...
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