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ESPN- 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 Ball Game” 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.”  Last week, Milovich was promoting Thursday night’s game, which has a prostate cancer awareness focus, when a reporter for a morning talk show asked him if he was willing to get a prostate exam at the game.

Any time a minor league team can get some free publicity, it is a huge win for them.  Add in this whole charade being for a good cause and it can bring a smile to any person’s face.  Good work by Milovich and the Pelicans franchise.

With that being said, I don’t understand the big deal.  Mets fans have been paying for this kind of pain for years.  The 2007 collapse was a month-long prostate exam.  You felt it in the morning, during the games, and all through the night.  Rinse and repeat the next day.

Maybe I am being kind of tough on what a prostate exam feels like.  I guess being a Mets fan is more like the treatement Cartman gets from his mom when he wants an iPad.

If this ending isn’t a metaphor for painful anal penetration, I don’t know what is.  And yes, after I wrote that sentence I wondered aloud what my life is coming to as a blogger.

Finally, lost in all the hullabaloo, we find out that the Myrtle Beach baseball team is named the Pelicans and not the Mermen?  Easily the biggest name downgrade since the Washington Bullets turned into the Washington Wizards.  Shameful.