Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Denied! Proposal At The Ballpark

The biggest excitement happened in the stands when a fan failed in his public attempt at popping the question.
With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer an engagement ring. Wearing a brick-red replica Astros jersey, the woman appeared to angrily dump a bag of popcorn on the man before rushing up the stairs amid a chorus of boos.
After the top of the sixth, the man left amid cheers from the sympathetic crowd.

You can read a little more here.

Some questions:
-Would you propose at a baseball game?
-Would you be willing to endure the shame of a potential denial?
-Is this the proper venue for such a thing as engagement?
-What are your thoughts on engagement? What about betrothal?

1 comment:

misawa said...

If this was genuine, and not an act, it sounds to me like this guy didn't really know his girl all that well. I won't wade in to the "tacky vs. romantic" war on these kinds of proposals, but there is a key lesson to be learned here - know your audience! (meaning your girlfriend, not the ones in the stands)

As for my thoughts on engagement, I think Joel said it best (paraphrasing) - "being engaged is like being married except without all the benefits." :D