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Sunday, July 20, 2014

ESPN : GM Offers To Get Prostate Exam During Game

Andy Milovich has offered to go this week where no man has gone before: A prostate exam in front of a full stadium of fans. Milovich, the general manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, offered to have the exam while singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch if local 10-year-old Fallon Emery, who has brain cancer, gets 10,000 likes on her Facebook page before the game.

“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.”
. . .
The team had already planned to give out 1,000 foam fingers with blue ribbons on them to the first 1,000 men age 18 and older.

Give the radio guys a raise!

The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:53 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bad ideas, general managers, medical, minor league promotions, minor leagues, radio, testing

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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4754804)
Enough already with all these tributes to Derek Jeter.
   2. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:28 PM (#4754809)
offered to have the exam while singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch if local


This piece of work needs a good beating.

edit...relax, I'm kidding.
   3. Boxkutter Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4754818)
I guess attendance has been down since Gallo was promoted to Frisco.
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4754842)
Still better than watching Steve Trachsel pitch.
   5. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:02 PM (#4754852)
Andy Milovich has offered to go this week where no man has gone before: A prostate exam in front of a full stadium of fans. Milovich, the general manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, offered to have the exam while singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch if local 10-year-old Fallon Emery, who has brain cancer, gets 10,000 likes on her Facebook page before the game.



Later...Milovich snapped his fingers and said "The Aristocrats!"
   6. Walt Davis Posted: July 21, 2014 at 01:58 AM (#4754973)
I'm not sure he understands how extortion works.
   7. Batman Posted: July 21, 2014 at 07:41 AM (#4754994)
At least it's not God Bless America.
   8. Jack Keefe Posted: July 21, 2014 at 07:50 AM (#4754996)
That is no thing Al now that he is Deified AJ Pierogi says he will half a Colonoscopy in Center Feeled whilst doing the Caught 'un Eye Joe with the Rockettes.
   9. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: July 21, 2014 at 08:28 AM (#4755007)
What an asshole!
   10. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM (#4755180)

#5 is great.

Good for Milovich, I guess, if he in fact went through with it. I do hope for his sake that they didn't find anything concerning during the exam -- wouldn't want to learn something like that in front of thousands of strangers.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4755369)
I do hope for his sake that they didn't find anything concerning during the exam -- wouldn't want to learn something like that in front of thousands of strangers.


A couple years ago, Xeni Jardin was live-tweeting her mammogram, and she found out she had breast cancer. As an observer, it was supremely uncomfortable.
   12. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: July 21, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4755399)
Take me out to the bowel game?
   13. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4755435)

A couple years ago, Xeni Jardin was live-tweeting her mammogram, and she found out she had breast cancer. As an observer, it was supremely uncomfortable.

I was thinking of Amy Robach, the Good Morning America anchor who had a mammogram on-air (she had apparently resisted doing the segment but the show's producers convinced her to do so). She ended up being diagnosed with breast cancer, although she did not receive the diagnosis until a follow-up appointment. The segment probably saved her life.
   14. Zach Posted: July 21, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4755441)
The segment probably saved her life.

A fair point, but I still wouldn't want a camera on me when I heard the news.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4755487)

Yep. To be clear -- she did not receive the diagnosis until an off-camera follow-up appointment.
   16. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 25, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4757781)
They just showed the spectacle on the news. From the front. As expected, Milovich looks like a sicko.

Not really. But it's an odd thing to do.
   17. mos def panel Posted: July 25, 2014 at 07:48 PM (#4757854)
They just showed the spectacle on the news. From the front. As expected, Milovich looks like a sicko.

Not really. But it's an odd thing to do.


AWESOME. Thanks for following up on this; now I'll sleep tonight.
   18. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 26, 2014 at 06:20 AM (#4757963)
You're welcome.

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