Minor league GM to get prostate exam during game to promote cancer awareness

Andy Milovich will get the exam while singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."

By Evan Bleier
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MYRTLE BEACH, Fla., July 21 (UPI) -- In order to help promote cancer awareness, a minor league general manager has agreed to get a prostate exam during the seventh-inning stretch of an upcoming game.

To make things even more interesting, Andy Milovich will have the exam performed while he is singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."


Milovich, the GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, will undergo the examination during the Pelicans game on Thursday on one condition. He wants the Facebook page of 10-year-old Fallon Emery, a local girl who has brain cancer, to get 10,000 "likes" before the game. The page had over 8,800 likes as of Monday morning.

The Pelicans are the Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

"If what we do saves a kid from having to lose his or her father because they get checked out, this will be worth it," Milovich told ESPN.

In addition to the stunt, the club will also be handing out 1,000 foam fingers with blue ribbons on them.

"It's not like I would be getting it at home plate," Milovich said. "I'll likely do it from our radio booth and the fans will see me from the shoulder up."


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