Google Glasses head to ballpark with Oakland A’s pitchers

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There are a lot of places where Google Glasses are prohibited, but the Oakland A’s bullpen is not one of them.

A’s pitchers Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle on Wednesday became the first Major Leaguers to score a pair of the high-tech specs, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Web giant gave the $ 1,500 specs to the relievers for free, according to the Chron, presumably making the pair part of the Google Glass Explorers program, which gauges how early adopters might use the coveted specs.

The A’s official Twitter account tweeted a photo of the hurlers suited up with the head-mounted optical displays.

.@whatwouldDOOdo & @ryancook_48 are 1st MLB players to sport Google Glass. Can't wait to see what they do with it

— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 14, 2013

Although the players won’t be sporting the high-tech specs during games, A’s manager Bob Melvin “gave them permission to wear them for pregame activities, like team stretch, batting practice, etc.,” A’s spokesman Adam Loberstein told the Chronicle’… [Read more]

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