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Minor league general manager offers to get in-game prostate exam

Andy Milovich, seated center, is shown in 2006, when he was the general manager of the West Virginia Power and helped set a new world record for largest card game. (Bob Bird/Associated Press)

Attention-grabbing promotions are pervasive throughout the world of minor league baseball. This one, however, could best be described as ‘invasive.’

As reported by ESPN, Andy Milovich, general manager of Class A Myrtle Beach, is offering to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in front of fans during the seventh-inning stretch. Oh, and he’ll be doing this while getting a prostate examination.

Just typing that felt uncomfortable.

But this is not just a publicity stunt to pack fans in on a slow night. Milovich is tying it to support for Fallon Emery, a 10-year-old South Carolina girl with brain cancer. If she gets 10,000 Likes on her Facebook page before Thursday’s game, the Pelicans GM will undergo the examination. Fallon’s page had almost 8,000 Likes as of this writing, so this appears likely to happen. If so, as Milovich explained to ESPN, he’ll try to maintain a bit of dignity.

“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.”

Good to know, especially after giving fans a glimpse of things to come:

Let’s zoom in on that photo just to the right of Emery’s.


Gotta love minor league baseball.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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