|Kansas City teen to throw 1st pitch via telerobot|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:16|
A first pitch from 1,800 miles away - a neat new concept, indeed.
LeGrande is an A's fan with a rare blood disorder called severe aplastic anemia.
The former Little Leaguer's illness no longer allows him to attend games. LeGrande and his family will be taken to a mini baseball stadium Wednesday, while a telerobotic pitching machine will be on the pitcher's mound at the Oakland Coliseum to follow the teen's movements. The technology will allow LeGrande to simultaneously throw the pitch and watch it happen from afar.