Pee while you play: Minor league baseball stadium installs gaming system in urinals

Betsi Fores The Daily Caller News Foundation
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Don’t you hate those boring moments when you’re going to the bathroom during a game?

Well if you’re a man attending a baseball game in Pennsylvania to watch the  Lehigh Valley IronPigs this spring, you’re in luck! Because the guys over at Coca-Cola Park have installed gaming systems atop urinals.

“These games are sure to make a huge splash,” IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes said. “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.”

This technology is truly state of the art. When a man steps up to the plate, i.e. the urinal, the video console above turns on “using patented technology that detects both his presence and stream,” the team’s website reads.

The games allow gamers to test both their “agility and knowledge” and , like all good games, there is a leader board for players to compete on. The high scores will be posted across the stadium in real time.

The purpose of these interactive peeing games is to shed light onto prostate health.

“Baseball fans know all about RBI, ERA and OBP,” said Dr. Angelo Baccala of Lehigh Valley Urology Specialty Care and chief of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s division of urology. “But when it comes to their own PSA [prostate-specific antigen], 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.”

One game already lined up for the 2013 season is alpine skiing, which will allow users to cruise down a mountain on a snowmobile and hit cartoon penguins in the way (nope folks, we don’t make this stuff up).

So if you find yourself in sunny Allentown, Pennsylvania this summer, at least you have something to look forward to.

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