Minor League GM Gets Prostate Exam on Stadium Videoboard…For a Good Cause (Video)

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I’m pretty sure I say this every time we do a post like this, but this time I really mean it: this is the weirdest minor league ballpark promotion I’ve ever seen.

On Thursday night, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Single-A affiliates of the Texas Rangers, had a promotion called “Prostate Awareness Night.” So obviously that meant general manager Andy Milovich got a prostate exam in the radio booth during the seventh inning stretch while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and it was all shown on the stadium scoreboard.

(Don’t worry, they only showed the exam from the neck up.)

Take a look:

The team was already planning to hand out foam fingers with blue ribbons to the first 1,000 men 18 and older in an effort to promote awareness of prostate cancer. However, Milovich promised to get the exam live on the video board if a young boy battling brain cancer got 10,000 likes on Facebook. And obviously, the boy got the 10,000 likes.

Let’s just hope they don’t tell the poor kid that he really got the likes because people wanted to see the look on Milovich’s face when a doctor stuck his finger up his butt. That would be a little demoralizing.

In all seriousness, though, hats off to the Pelicans for their willingness to be weird for a couple of good causes.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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