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Dirk and Company Tune Up For Celebrity Baseball Game

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It was a rogue`s gallery of metroplex celebrities at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

Familiar faces like Bradie James, Michael Young, and even “Dallas” television star Josh Henderson. They were all warming up for the Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game.

“It`s been a fun ride, my first two years,” Mavs star center Nowitzki said. Nowitzki took over the game from Stars great Mike Modano back in 2012.

“Problem is I`m 0-2 right now, I haven`t won my own game yet.”

Well, with all these sports legends in one place, we couldn`t pass up the chance to ask some big league questions. So, what does Dirk think about the chances of seeing New York Knicks marquee player, Carmelo Anthony, in a Mavs uniform?

“Do I think its realistic? No. But you gotta explore all your options.”

Hey Michael Young, any chance you’ll come out of retirement to help the injury-prone Rangers?

“You know I`ve had some conversations,” Young said. “But, no it wouldn`t happen anyways. I`m good with where I`m at.”

Okay, now to the game. How’s Dirk’s swing looking?

“I`m more like a get on base guy, I`m not a home run hitter!” Dirk said as he swatted away at another batting practice pitch.

Well, local fans probably didn’t hear what they wanted with those answers.

Oh well, Saturday’s game is for a good cause. All the proceeds go to the Heroes Foundation and Dirk Nowitzki’s charity. So, while there may be a lot of strikeouts and errors, these “All-Star” guys could still probably beat the Astros.​

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