That headline really wrote itself: Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High Class A; Carolina League) GM Andy Milovich will to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during tomorrow’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night.
The promo is the result of a bet made to Pelicans fans, where Milovich challgenged them to like Fierce Fallon’s Facebook Page; if it reached 10,000 ‘Likes’ by Thursday at noon he would agree to the examination. That number was reached by Monday afternoon, and Milovich is now set to receive the exam during tomorrow’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. The exam will be administered by Dr. Glenn Gangi of Atlantic Urology Specialists in Conway, S.C.
Thursday’s timeline of events will include Milovich on-air with Pelicans Radio Broadcaster Nathan Barnett before and after the exam as well as live video and radio broadcast of Milovich during the exam. The exam and the rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” will be broadcast live during the Pelicans play-by-play broadcast of the game.
“The promotion is humorous in nature but the exam is not,” said Senior Director of Community Development Jen Borowski. “Andy is a trooper for sharing such a personal experience live. We are taking every precaution to keep the video and photos of the exam respectful to both Andy and our fans.” (We all thank you, Jen.)
Over the past few days Milovich has done multiple interviews with media outlets across the country. At one point, during his interview with Mighty 1090 (San Diego’s ESPN station), the GM of the Lake Elsinore Storm, and friend of Milovich, Dave Oster pledged to do the same if Fallon’s page reached 12K likes. (Right now she’s at 11,270 likes.)
“If ‘taking one for the team’ keeps one child from growing up fatherless, then it will be worth it,” Milovich said.
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