During last night’s Yankees-Red Sox game, a Yankees fan patiently waited until the stadium camera panned to him (which he’d arranged by paying a $100 fee), took out a ring to propose to his surprised girlfriend, and then he…dropped the ring. Minutes passed as the guy, with the help of other fans, searched desperately, all while the rest of the stadium—and eventually the TV audience—anxiously watched on.
— MLB (@MLB) September 28, 2016
“Well, they’ve got a story,” the TV announcer said as the frantic search continued. “Look at this poor guy.”
The fan really did look miserable as he alternated between looking for the ring and burying his head into his girlfriend’s shoulder. Making it even worse for him was all the careful planning he’d clearly put into it.
“It was going so well, too,” Sports Illustrated writer Kenny Ducey wrote on Twitter. “PA played Frank Sinatra. This dude actually wasn’t booed like most dudes proposing here. Then, he loses the ring.”
After five minutes of searching, they finally found the ring, and then the man was able to get down on one knee and propose. (The woman said yes).
And there's a roar down the left field line. The ring has been found. She said yes. Congrats! 💍
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 28, 2016
ESPN managed to track down the happy couple after the game.
“It only took about five minutes to find the ring, but it felt like it took an hour,” he said. “Everyone around us was helping us look, and it ended up being in the bottom of her pants.”
Later, the couple elaborated on the fiasco in an interview with MLB.tv.