Urinal Video Games Streaming Live Entertainment for Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A Team

By M. Shannon Smallwood
Courtesy of Lehigh Valley IronPigs

You know that game all of us guys play when we’ve had a few beers at the ball park and its time to go to the bathroom? Come on — don’t be ashamed. You know you try and see if you can hit the center of the urinal and then write your name or do a swirl?

Well a British company by the name of Captive Media has taken the male’s fascination with its member and the urinal to a whole new level.

That’s right folks. The beer lines and the restroom wait just got a bit longer for the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Triple-A Team as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will have these Urinal Video Gaming Systems ready to roll on opening day at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

“These games are sure to make a huge splash,” said IronPigs general manager Kurt Landes in the clubs press release. “Our fans are always looking for the next big thing and these ‘X-Stream games’ are another example of our commitment to providing an unparalleled entertainment experience in all aspects of Coca-Cola Park, including our restrooms.”

Evidently, as you walk up to the urinal, it senses your presence to initiate the game. The average play time is about 55 seconds and upon completion, the user will receive a code for them to check their ranking as the game goes along. That takes live on-line streaming to a whole new level.

But despite the awesomeness that it already is, the real reason behind this system being debuted centers around a subject the IronPigs want to make sure all guys are aware as soon as possible.

“Baseball fans know all about RBI, ERA and OBP,” said Angelo Baccala, MD, of Lehigh Valley Urology Specialty Care and chief of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s division of urology said in the team’s release. “But when it comes to their own PSA, many men don’t have a clue. We see this game as a fun and unique opportunity to remind men about the importance of prostate health. Baseball, above all, is about team, and so is prostate health. Men should work together with their physician to devise a game plan that makes sense for them.”

All great points for sure, and there is no doubt this will be great reminder for fans to get a check up scheduled while having some fun.

The truly funny thing is that MLB is too dang stubborn to accept and embrace replay technology in the game, but a Minor League team is launching the coolest thing ever in the game.

So practice up, boys in the greater Allentown area. 2013 is going to be the biggest pissing contest you have ever seen in your neck of the woods.


M Shannon Smallwood is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association. Follow him @woodysmalls.

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