Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy Milovich said he would get a prostate exam while singing if a 10-year-old boy with brain cancer got 10,000 likes on his Facebook page. And on Thursday night’s game against the Frederick Keys, he made good on his promise.
When the seventh-inning stretch of the game rolled around, Milovich’s number was called. And he sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” while Dr. Glenn Dangi performed the exam in the team’s radio booth.
And here’s the kicker: The exam was filmed and aired live on the scoreboard so fans could follow along. Milovich was only shown from the neck up, though.
“It wasn’t bad,” said Milovich, via ESPN’s Darren Rovell. “The doc was done maybe 15 seconds into the song. I think my next exam is going to be a significant letdown.”
“I had a college friend tell me that what I did inspired him to get his first exam, so hopefully this saves some lives,” Milovich said.
The Pelicans are a Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the team gave out foam fingers with blue ribbons to the first 1,000 fans aged 18 or older in attendance.
Props to Milovich, who made a bold move for a great cause.