Mike: He-he’s at the age where he goes to
bed at night and dreams of baseball. Baseball Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen,
the honorary first pitch will be thrown out by Nick LaGrande! Mike: Nick, he was born with fire in his eyes.
He’s just a little pistol. Shari: He had like a little motor pack put
on his back. Mike: [Laughs] He was an exceptionally energetic child. Shari: Oh absolutely. Interviewer: What is it about baseball that
you like so much? Nick: I like everything about it. I don’t
know what I don’t like… I don’t like sitting on the bench. Mike: He looked like a little professional
player out there. When he would wind up pitching and all.
Shari: Oh people would come up and be like he looks like a professional baseball player.
Mike: I mean he just had the Shari: That build. Nick: I pitched a no hitter.
Interviewer: And, what was that like? Nick: Awesome. Nick : It took about like three weeks to figure
out what I had. And then they said it was aplastic anemia severe. It’s a blood disorder that
doesn’t let your bone marrow build up. Shari: I’ve only seen him cry one time throughout this whole deal, and that was when we were in the hospital. Shari: And the doctors come in, and he goes,
“well, am I going to be able to play baseball?” Shari: And the doctor goes, “no, I don’t
think you’re going to be playing baseball this year.” Shari: And he just lost it. He just started
crying. You know, the doctors didn’t know how much he loves baseball. And I know that
was just going to take a big chunk of his spirit. Announcer: Get ready to witness
major league history. Announcer: Tonight at the Coliseum —
the honorary first pitch will be thrown out from over 1800 miles away
by 13 year old, Nick LaGrande. Ryan Cook: That a boy Nick, pretty good arm
there bud. Congratulations. You’re in the big leagues. Announcer: And a heartwarming story from
last night’s Yankees-Oakland game Announcer: Oh what a memorable start to the
A’s Yankees game in Oakland Announcer: The 13-year-old was kept in the dark
until he arrived here at the Google Fiber space Announcer: Connected from over 1800 miles
away, Nick is right there in Oakland. Announcer: A young baseball fan got to do
something no one’s ever done before. Announcer: The first telerobotic first pitch in
baseball history – how cool is that. Mike: You know when you get something like
this handed to you, you feel special. And I think that it’s gonna, that specialness
is gonna stay with him for a long long time. Hopefully life long. I think it’s going
to be medicine! I think it’s going to be maybe as important as some of the medicines