An embarrassing video appears to show the moment a man’s marriage proposal at a minor league baseball game in Massachusetts goes horribly wrong as his girlfriend publicly rejects him and runs away. In the footage, the unnamed guy pops the question in front of a crowd of fans in a dugout at a Worcester Red Sox home game last week.
The would-be romantic gesture prompted cheers, but instead of swooning, his stunned girlfriend put her hands over her mouth and shook her head “no.” “I have to go,” she can be heard saying before bolting up the stairs and leaving him alone on one knee.
The cringe-inducing proposal, which was also played on the stadium’s massive screen, sparked speculation from witnesses that the moment was so awful, it had to have been staged. But a source with knowledge of the incident says the proposal was planned and that family members of the couple were in the crowd — one sign that it was a real-life romantic fumble.