Dirk Nowitzki throws first pitch

Updated: June 25, 2011, 12:24 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- As Dirk Nowitzki was announced to the large crowd at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Friday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, he carried a basketball with him to the mound.

The Dallas Mavericks' 10-time All-Star shot his patented jumper before taking out a baseball and firing toward the Texas Rangers' Michael Young, a Los Angeles Lakers fan who pulled for Nowitzki and the local NBA team once they eliminated L.A.

The pitch was high, causing Young to ...

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