Getting down on one knee to ask the most important question in your life while your favorite team gets massacred on the field and Shane Victorino flails at a pitch seems like a beautifully romantic gesture.
In the ninth inning of an eventual 14-5 Yankees win over rival Boston, a man decided to propose to his girlfriend, according to Holdout Sports, which is a good thing for us because nothing else interesting was taking place.
Victorino grounded out to third while a woman behind him said yes, giving a small group of fans some actual exercise, because this may have been the first time they needed to get up and applaud all game.
Now you might think something like spontaneous applause might hinder Victorino or Yankees pitcher David Robertson from doing their jobs. Yahoo Sports' David Brown has thoughts:
Pro players have trained themselves to ignore, or at least minimize, the crowd and crowd noise. It's possible Yankees right-hander David Robertson (who was making his first appearance since being taken off the disabled list) didn't notice or care about the marriage proposal in his line of vision. And Victorino probably was thinking about trying to start a rally in Boston's last ups.
That's all well and good, but I need clarification from the anonymous fellow who proposed, because there are so many questions.
Was the man waiting for the perfect time, hoping the Red Sox could mount a comeback that never came? Did he consider waiting for another game, coinciding with the Red Sox also showing up?
Does it matter that their engagement started on the same night Boston was mollywhopped all over Fenway Park? Seeing as how we couldn't track down quotes from any party, we may never know.
Marriage proposals continue to be a "Better you than me" scenario. Perhaps it's us, but we never thought getting down on one knee mere feet away from another fan working off a gnarly buzz, one polishing off their third hot dog of the game or others heckling the opposition was a romantic idea.
If you wouldn't do it at a sports bar, chances are you shouldn't do it at a live sporting event. Unless, of course, you don't mind the very real possibility that your proposal coincides with a live drubbing.
No matter, because it seems like she said yes, so Red Sox nation can hold its head high about something from Thursday night.
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