Well, the home team (aka Dirk Nowitzki's White Sox) never really had much of a shot in this year's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game. The Blue Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and never really looked back. The away team ended up taking the game 17-5.
The evening had plenty of fun and notable moments, though most of them had little to do with baseball. Here are a few of the more entertaining highlights from the charity event:
Dirk's got jokes
As I hope everyone on this site knows and believes in their hearts and recites before they go to sleep at night, Dirk is the best. First there was this, goofing around before the game:
GOD MODE pic.twitter.com/K2iIEDYdsm— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) June 27, 2015
Then, as he addressed the crowd towards the beginning of the game:
Dirk has jokes. Thanks the crowd, implores them to stay through the bad baseball, as there will be fireworks after.— Bailey Rogers (@BRogers789) June 27, 2015
Basically, Dirk likes to have fun, and we all love him the more for it. Could the NBA possibly have a more humble and awesome superstar? Methinks not.
Steve Nash is REALLY INTO THIS
Steve Nash made his first ever appearance at Heroes Celebrity Baseball, and he played with so much joy that it was hard to keep your eyes off him. He got in the dirt. He made diving catches. He was aggressive. He was the first guy in the outfield when the White Sox took the field. He essentially had second base on lockdown all night. It was wonderful to see.
And, good to see these three together again, no?
Tyron Smith for....MVP?!
Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Tyron Smith was the game's MVP. He had a fantastic night, getting on base over and over and driving in quite a few runs. Supposedly he had never really played a lot of baseball before, but the man has some serious power. His most notable highlight was a massive hit that saw Tyron (a very large human being) run almost all the way around the bases, beating the throw from left field to third to pick up a triple.
Don't Mess with Texas...or Dirk
A pretty funny crowd moment happened when Dirk popped up a foul ball just past first base. Actor Geoff Stults was playing first for the Blue Sox, and easily picked up the out. However, the crowd did NOT like seeing the big German go out like that, and Stults was booed vigorously. For his part, Stults was happy to play the villain.
@geoffstults Lol. The crowd booed you pretty good— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 28, 2015