Homemade Infographic: Is The World Series Famous Enough For Dirk Nowitzki?S

Maybe Major League Baseball is preventing Dirk Nozitzki from throwing out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers for some reason other than as a courtesy to NBA owners, an intersport extension of the basketball lockout. Maybe it really is that as they weighed "what makes sense for the team and a good broad-base national appeal," the star player from Dallas's current major championship team wasn't a notable enough figure to beat out the rest of Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington's international celebrities for the honor.

Or maybe MLB wanted to avoid the embarrassment of showcasing a representative of a sport people actually still watch.