Sometimes a marriage proposal goes off without a hitch. Out of nowhere, your nervous about-to-be fiancé gracefully gets down to one knee, asks you those four little words you've been dying to hear, and pulls out the swoon-worthy engagement ring that they had safely tucked away in their pocket. It glides right on your finger as your choke out a yes between all the happy tears. And then sometimes, things like this happen... Not all proposals are picture-perfect. Occasionally, you see the surprise coming a mile away, you get interrupted at the last minute, or he drops the ring down stadium seats in front of thousands of people. Yep, that happened. At last night's Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox, a man decided that the fifth inning was the perfect time to propose to his girlfriend — and then promptly dropped the ring down into the abyss of the stadium seats. Oops.
Who cares about the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry? This is the saga whose outcome we need to see! When Andrew Fox dropped to one knee in the middle of Tuesday night's game, proposing to fellow fan Heather Terwilliger, he fumbled the ring, dropping the sparkler nowhere to be seen. (We know that's a football term, but just go with it.) Panicked, Fox immediately started searching for the ring, with neighboring fans soon joining the frenzy. All of this was captured on the Jumbotron of course (see below), so the moment can leave on in infamy. (They'll totally want to show this to their children someday, right?)
After a massive search party, borrowed flashlights, and we're sure about five years off this groom's life, the engagement ring was thankfully found and Heather slipped on her new sparkler as the crowd erupted with cheers.
"Definitely not the way I planned it out," Fox later told the YES Network of his proposal blunder. "I thought it was just gonna be a simple kneel down and pop it out and ask her, but it instantly just dropped out. I was so scared I started to cry." We feel you, Fox...
"I didn't know what to think," added the bride-to-be. "It was all a shock, it came so quickly. I felt really bad. It was good that we found it."
We wouldn't necessarily call this proposal a home run, but at least she said yes, right?
— MLB (@MLB) > September 28, 2016