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13 year old boy pitches the first ball from a different city using a telerobot and Google Fiber.

Nick LeGrande is a 13 years old Kansas City Little Leaguer and a baseball fanatic. He also was recently diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a life-threatening disorder that means his bone marrow is no longer reproducing. With a compromised immune system, Nick is no longer allowed to play baseball due to the crowds and threat of infection. But last week, Nick, with the help of of Google Fiber and a telerobot, threw the most important pitch of his life, the ceremonial first pitch at an Oakland A’s – Yankees game, 1,800 miles away.

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