lefty dallas braden became the 19th player in major league history to pitch a perfect game. he retired 27 tampa bay rays in oakland yesterday with not a single batter reaching first base. >> braden who is 26 years old couldn't wait to wrap his arms around his grandmother on this special mother's day. she is the one who raised him after his own mother passed away of cancer. >> he's saying, take that, a-rod. he and a-rod had a little dust-up a couple of weeks ago. do you remember that? >> oh, yeah. >> a-rod walked across his pitching mound. >> right, right. then he basically said, i know i'm just a speck in your universe. >> a-rod's like, who is this guy? who's here this guy is, a guy who can pitch a game like that. >> isn't there just like 18 of these in history? >> 19. >> very few perfect games. >> how about that. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement .insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. some of what medicare doesn't, so y
. >> reporter: nice negotiating but she thinks 8-year-old braden is too young. according to a study by cafe mom, a website dedicated to parenting issues, most mothers think 13 is the right age. but some families are moving younger. >> i was 10 when i got my first cell phone. >> two or three of my friends have cell phones. i got my cell phone eight months ago for christmas. >> reporter: the bahoney family thinks the digital connection is critical for their busy lives. >> the reasons for the cell phone, obviously, the a after-school activities and the emergency situation if they're away from home. that's definitely a big factor in it. >> reporter: and many families now feel the same way. 31% of 8 to 10-year-olds now have cell phones, according to a kaiser study. 69% of 11 to 14-year-olds do. and 85% of 15 to 18-year-olds. >> it's important to set limits with these children, especially at a young age. >> reporter: so far, braden isn't having much luck with his powers of persuasion. >> i ask my mom and dad 200 times a week for a cell phone. they still say no. >> we'
." >> reporter: ted braden's mug shots are beginning to outnumber his school portraits. >> his police file is quite thick. >> reporter: this is the last one his mom, kelly shannon, has. eighth grade. that's when ted stole video games from a house down the street. then it was marijuana. then cocaine. ted is now 20. he's spent the last five christmases behind bars somewhere because of something. this is where ted is now. lancaster correctional institution in north central florida. he's in the middle of serving two years for another drug charge. he's also serving as the author of an increasingly popular internet blog. >> i like to write. it eases my mind. >> reporter: a few months ago ted's mom suggested he start writing about what life is like locked up. he took her advice and gave her plenty to read. here's how it works. ted mails his handwritten accounts of life in prison to his mom in clearwater. she then types up the letters and posts each of them online at teeninjail.com which has been averaging 7,000 visits a month. >> the more popular it got the more i realized i can inspire othe
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