Baseball GM Takes Prostate Exam in Front of Stadium
"It wasn't bad," Milovich told ESPN.com. "The doc was done maybe 15 seconds into the song. I think my next exam is going to be a significant letdown."
The procedure was filmed in the stadium's radio booth, with Milovich shot from the neck up and broadcast on the stadium's scoreboard. His physician, Dr. Glenn Dangi, described the experience--which was punctuated by thousands of foam fingers passed out to men in the stadium over 18--as unique.
"I did exams in prisons for three years and New York City for 17 years, and this was a first," he said.
Milovich, meanwhile, hopes the stunt will alleviate some of the stigma surrounding prostate exams (more than 30,000 men die from prostate cancer in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society).
"The amount of people, who are either prostate-cancer survivors or people who have lost family members to prostate cancer, who have said what tonight meant to them has been overwhelming," said Milovich.
Milovich originally pledged to take the exam if a local, cancer-stricken ten-year-old's Facebook page got more than 4,000 likes. As for the game, the Pelicans beat the Frederick Keys 5-4.