Found October 19, 2011 on RealGM:
A report on Wednesday from ESPN's Marc Stein suggested the lockout could be blocking Dirk Nowitzki's from being honored.

Don’t Mention The Labor War : MLB Denies Dirk His BabaBooey Moment

ESPN Dallas’ Mark Stein reports Major League Baseball has rejected a Rangers proposal to have Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki  (above, left) throw out the ceremonial first pitch at one of their home games during the 2011 World Series. Unlike regular-season games, all first-pitch assignments in the World Series have to be approved from a list of candidates by the league office. Sources...

Non-Labor-Strifey First Pitch Alternatives to Dirk Nowitzki

By now you’ve heard the curious case of Dirk Nowitzki, the Texas Rangers, and the first pitch of the World Series. Marc Stein, the ESPN NBA reporter who looks like the kid from “Two and a Half Men,” noted on Tuesday that the Rangers nominated Nowitzki to do the honors for at least one game in Arlington but that recommendation was nixed by MLB [...]

Dallas Mavericks Ace Nowitzki A Big Fc Dallas Fan

Tottenham Hotspur FC Dallas Toronto FC Vancouver Whitecaps MLS World CupNBL star Dirk Nowitzki was able to witness his first live FC Dallas match on Tuesday and although it was a 3-0 CONCACAF Champions League loss to Toronto FC, he was still a proud more

MLB denies Dirk Nowitzki the opportunity to throw out stupid, ceremonial first pitch

Nowitzki's first pitch drama 'a little awkward'

Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki calls his first pitch drama a little 'awkward' and 'embarrassing.'

Dirk Nowitzki Talks Some FC Dallas

Champion and tall German guy Dirk Nowitzki talks soccer with and lets the world know that LeBron gets zero soccer street cred with him. Throw it down big man! Throw it down!

Dirk Nowitzki To Throw First Pitch

It didn’t take long for Major League Baseball to run from a controversy Wednesday. After pulling the plug on Dallas Mavericks’ star Dirk Nowitzki’s candidacy to throw out the first pitch in a World Series game in Texas, apparently because of the ongoing NBA lockout, MLB reversed the decision Wednesday evening. Nowitzki will now throw out a first pitch in Game 3 in Texas this...

Dirk Nowitzki will throw World Series Game 3 first pitch for Texas Rangers

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will be throwing out a World Series first pitch after all. After it emerged earlier Wednesday that the Rangers’ desire to have Nowitzki throw out the first pitch before one of their home games against the St. Louis Cardinals had been rejected by Major League Baseball, league officials reversed course and [...]

Did MLB deny Nowitzki first-pitch honor because of NBA lockout?

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...

MLB's Fun Police Bans Dirk Nowitzki From Throwing Out First Pitch At A World Series Game

From Marc Stein: "Sources told that—with the NBA in the midst of a lockout that has spanned 111 days—at least some hesitation stems from the idea that MLB executives want to stand behind their basketball counterparts and have notified the Rangers that they can't bestow first-pitch honors on an NBA player." In a related...

MLB denies Nowitzki chance to throw out World Series first pitch

Bad karma, Major League Baseball. Bad karma. The Texas Rangers open the World Series Wednesday nigt against the Cardinals in St. Louis. When the Rangers return home, they wanted newly minted NBA Champion Dirk Nowitzki to throw out the first pitch. Maybe a little good karma rubs off on them. Smart move. But Major League…

Sources: MLB nixes Nowitzki first pitch in Series

The Texas Rangers nominated Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki to throw out a first pitch before one of their home games in the World Series, but sources say that the recommendation has been nixed by Major League Baseball.

MLB rejects request for first pitch from Nowitzki

The Texas Rangers nominated Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki to throw out a first pitch before one of their home games in the World Series, but sources say that the recommendation has been nixed by Major League Baseball.

Dirk Takes Rangers in 6

One of Dallas' sports legends, and a recent champion himself, is calling his shot -- the Rangers in 6. Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tossed out his official prediction for this year's World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals via Twitter, thanks to a question by @Octoberty. His pick of Rangers in 6 matches the predictions placed by team owner...
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