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(Daily Mail)   Maybe people should have a talk like "hey honey, would you ever be upset if I proposed to you in front of a huge crowd in a public venue?" before doing so   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 133
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2013-08-06 12:52:02 PM  
Her other boyfriend takes her to Major League games.
 
2013-08-06 12:54:21 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Her other only boyfriend takes her to Major League games.


/betting anything this guy is in the FriendZone
 
2013-08-06 12:56:25 PM  
It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.
 
2013-08-06 01:00:25 PM  
He proposed to her in New Britain, the anus of Connecticut.  I'm not surprised by this.

Although the Rock Cats have had some excellent players go through their system.
 
2013-08-06 01:19:37 PM  
These are all fake, so it doesn't matter.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-06 01:21:10 PM  
this crap is usually a hoax...
 
2013-08-06 01:22:28 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


I take that approach to everything on the intertubes.
 
2013-08-06 01:22:43 PM  
Always seemed to me the guys who do it are thinking "Oh boy, if i do it here she can't possibly say no" so it's a bit of a dick move in the first place. Good job to any woman who doesn't give in.
 
2013-08-06 01:23:08 PM  
Mabe she's not into the whole unibrow thing...
 
2013-08-06 01:23:20 PM  
I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.
 
2013-08-06 01:23:22 PM  
i97.photobucket.com
 
GBB
2013-08-06 01:24:17 PM  
I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.
 
2013-08-06 01:24:21 PM  
F@@@@@@@@@@@@@@G!
 
2013-08-06 01:24:29 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


Freudian slip?
 
2013-08-06 01:24:30 PM  
public, too. Geez.
 
2013-08-06 01:24:43 PM  
I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...
 
2013-08-06 01:24:53 PM  
Mabe she's not into the whole unibrow thing...
or "Maybe"
 
2013-08-06 01:25:59 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


I've heard tale of people proposing on Twitter. How romantic.
 
2013-08-06 01:26:36 PM  
I personally blame the internet for making people actually believe that the bigger the gesture the more affirmative the yes is. And romantic comedies.

/I got a ring pop about 3 hours before he produced the real thing... along with two other rings
//He was afraid that he'd be single before morning when he intended to give me the real one over some elaborate family get together brunch
 
2013-08-06 01:26:38 PM  
Didn't even click and I know it's fake
 
2013-08-06 01:26:49 PM  

kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...


Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private
 
2013-08-06 01:27:37 PM  

KatjaMouse: /I got a ring pop about 3 hours before he produced the real thing... along with two other rings


PS: the "two other rings" were also some fake, plastic sentimental cutesy thing too. I'm not a Khardasian.
 
2013-08-06 01:28:17 PM  
She wouldn't allow herself to marry up.
 
2013-08-06 01:28:19 PM  
Yeah, nothing like ruining a special, intimate moment by doing it at a stupid farking game.  Real or fake, anyone who does this is a dipshiat.

I wouldn't even have told my girlfriend "I love you" for the first time at a sporting event, what makes anyone think it's okay to say something as important and life changing as "will you marry me?" at such a place?
 
2013-08-06 01:28:35 PM  

kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...


I could only see it, if for some reason that team/park was a part of their dating history-- like they're both super-intense fans of that particular team, and they meet each other at a game.

Otherwise it's just a really shiatty engagement story.
 
2013-08-06 01:29:04 PM  
I've personally seen this happen at a college basketball game. He's down on one knee proposing, and she just screams "NO! I can't believe you asked me that you a**hole" and runs out of the building screaming and crying. You could hear a pin drop. He staggered to his feet, mouth agape and in total total shock, and just stumbled back to his seat. Most humiliating thing I've ever seen.
 
2013-08-06 01:29:31 PM  
That's why you have to take a nice romantic hike somewhere that bears live. Should she refuse, you can bludgeon her and let the bears handle the rest.

Love is funny.
 
2013-08-06 01:29:46 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private


Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.
 
2013-08-06 01:30:36 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private


MrsOLG asked me two months beforehand, then I proposed in a semi-private setting. And then I reproposed in the store when we shopped for and bought the ring.
 
2013-08-06 01:31:00 PM  

d23: this crap is usually a hoax...


As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? Not only that, everyone is awkward, nobody was expecting that reaction, and nobody acts like they knew what to do with a "No"... They wold have have in-depth interviews with her and made her a celebrity if it was fake. Instead, she just runs off and the guy with the mic stumbles through a 'We'll check back later'.

I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake. It's not going to bring more people to the game, if it was fake, it was horribly executed, and she sure didn't seem like a 3rd rate actress as much as a woman who had no idea what was going on.
 
2013-08-06 01:31:13 PM  

topcon: Yeah, nothing like ruining a special, intimate moment by doing it at a stupid farking game.  Real or fake, anyone who does this is a dipshiat.

I wouldn't even have told my girlfriend "I love you" for the first time at a sporting event, what makes anyone think it's okay to say something as important and life changing as "will you marry me?" at such a place?


Some people are attention whores.
 
2013-08-06 01:31:20 PM  
Let's assume this isn't fake for a minute... If the woman actually cares at all about the guy she could just say yes and then later in the car on the way home say "oh yeah... uhhh... that whole proposal thing I actually don't want to marry you, I didn't want to make some weird scene at the ballpark but I got like 6 other dudes I'm seeing right now."
 
2013-08-06 01:31:37 PM  
Her bad acting gives it away.
 
2013-08-06 01:31:52 PM  
si0.twimg.com

Let this be a lesson, kids.  Do your proposals in PRIVATE.  That way, when it actually goes bad, no one goes on Twitter and Facebook to point and laugh at you.
 
2013-08-06 01:32:09 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


I propose a lot of things at pubic events... It's the best time to get a 'Yes' out of my wife, even if it's not exactly for what I'm asking for...
 
2013-08-06 01:32:35 PM  
I was proposed to on a live stage infront of atleast 3,000 people at my fiances performance. on video.
 
2013-08-06 01:32:41 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


cdn0.sbnation.com

Nope. Doesn't pass this scientific simulation.
 
2013-08-06 01:33:08 PM  

timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.


Having trouble reading?
 
2013-08-06 01:34:18 PM  
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2013-08-06 01:34:51 PM  

FatherChaos: [si0.twimg.com image 310x232]

Let this be a lesson, kids.  Do your proposals in PRIVATE.  That way, when it actually goes bad, no one goes on Twitter and Facebook to point and laugh at you.


you can do it in public, but do it in a quiet way. Like somewhere beautiful or at a nice restaurant you two like.
 
2013-08-06 01:34:53 PM  
Maybe he was asking "Will you marr me?" and everyone thought he said "Will you marry me?" and she heard what was really said and ran out in shock that he would ask her to marr him and he was dejected because he was wexpecting a big insurance payout from having been publicly marred.
 
2013-08-06 01:35:07 PM  
I planned on doing this at a Rockies game a few years ago with a friend of mine...as a joke of course.  The script was she was supposed to slap me after I proposed, but she chickened out.

/CSB
 
2013-08-06 01:36:07 PM  
Do couples not talk about their futures? No wonder divorce is so high. My boyfriend and I have been together for 2.5 years and discussed where we see ourselves and what we expect out of life. He wants a ring, I want to live together first, then I'll pop the question. We both want kids. He wants to live in the suburbs, and I like the city, but we compromised on moving somewhere in the suburbs that is a short commute for me and where we can still enjoy city life. This guy just took a chance and made an ass of himself. Perhaps his girlfriend (like myself) wanted to progress the relationship more before she thought about marriage.
 
2013-08-06 01:36:16 PM  

Headso: Let's assume this isn't fake for a minute... If the woman actually cares at all about the guy she could just say yes and then later in the car on the way home say "oh yeah... uhhh... that whole proposal thing I actually don't want to marry you, I didn't want to make some weird scene at the ballpark but I got like 6 other dudes I'm seeing right now."


Yeah but that could have its own set of consequences.  What if he immediately called his mom, best friend, etc to tell them the good news only to find out later that she was trying to be nice?  All in all, it sucks for the dude, but she did the right thing.
 
2013-08-06 01:36:20 PM  
I asked my wife's father for his blessing first (she knew I was going to do that). Then I asked her in a private setting with just her and me.
 
2013-08-06 01:36:22 PM  

Headso: Let's assume this isn't fake for a minute... If the woman actually cares at all about the guy she could just say yes and then later in the car on the way home say "oh yeah... uhhh... that whole proposal thing I actually don't want to marry you, I didn't want to make some weird scene at the ballpark but I got like 6 other dudes I'm seeing right now."


I dont understand why peiople think this would be a fake, am I missing something here?
 
2013-08-06 01:37:21 PM  
The guy looks like a player to me. Probably a male gold digger who's only known the girl a few weeks and has tried to "sweep her off her feet". Lucky escape for her I'd say. He'll brush himself off and start on his next victim.
 
2013-08-06 01:37:44 PM  
Marriage is a big freaking deal, it should only be embarked upon after a serious discussion about the pros and cons, it is more serious than buying a house, starting a business, moving country, etc, it is not something that should be based on one surprise proposal.
 
2013-08-06 01:37:44 PM  
Since this is a story in the Daily Fail, I can only assume that there is no such things as marriage or baseball.
 
2013-08-06 01:38:26 PM  
Generally speaking, it is a very bad idea to propose marriage unless the answer is a foregone conclusion. That goes double if you're going all-out on the ceremonial style of proposal with a ring or similar really expensive token, and quadruple if you're going to do it in a public place.
 
2013-08-06 01:38:51 PM  

walkerhound: I planned on doing this at a Rockies game a few years ago with a friend of mine...as a joke of course.  The script was she was supposed to slap me after I proposed, but she chickened out.

/CSB


So your brilliant plan was to publicly embarras yourself and show other girls that you arent worth being around and apparantly a creep deserving to be slapped?  And then no matter where you went you would be remembered as the d-bag who got slapped in public?
 
2013-08-06 01:39:02 PM  

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

/feel free to steal that, Farrelly Bros.
/makers of the Scary Movie franchise on the other hand, I will sue you with the merciless fury of a Scientologist patent troll
 
2013-08-06 01:40:30 PM  
My gf has told me in exacting terms she abhors the thought of a scoreboard/stadium proposal.  Then again, so do I, but I can see why she'd feel better about making this very clear.

/Off to find a cow on which to hang the MARRY ME sign someday.
 
2013-08-06 01:40:53 PM  

EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.


Heh - or the teen kids smoking a fattie. "Yo, Dad! Did you bring us some Afghan hash?"
 
2013-08-06 01:41:28 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.

I take that approach to everything on the intertubes.

 
2013-08-06 01:41:35 PM  

EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

/feel free to steal that, Farrelly Bros.
/makers of the Scary Movie franchise on the other hand, I will sue you with the merciless fury of a Scientologist patent troll


you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists
 
2013-08-06 01:41:37 PM  

Mikey1969: d23: this crap is usually a hoax...

As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be?


That's sooooo easy to answer I can hardly believe anyone even has to seriously ask the question. Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free. The Daily Fail is a friggin' periodical from the UK, and that's the link we got it on. Their marketing person is probably getting completely shiatfaced right now with how successful their stunt has been.

Assuming it is a stunt. All that said and done, it's still probably too early to say. But *why* someone would stage such a thing is an easy question to answer.

Stories like this always remind me of the College Humor prank wars where the one guy finally won them by paying for a fake proposal from the other guy to his girlfriend at a ball game. That was hilarious.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:02 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?


usually... thought you'd dropped an "i" in married and was being cheeky.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:18 PM  

talkertopc: Marriage is a big freaking deal, it should only be embarked upon after a serious discussion about the pros and cons, it is more serious than buying a house, starting a business, moving country, etc, it is not something that should be based on one surprise proposal.


this.

my wife and I discussed the whole thing as more of a financial deal with reviews of each other's FICO scores and balance sheets. I still surprised her though doing the whole on-one-knee thing which really made her happy and that's important too.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


man what kind of bitter cynic can't just enjoy a video of some dumbass getting rejected in public?
 
2013-08-06 01:43:04 PM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-08-06 01:43:32 PM  
The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.
 
2013-08-06 01:43:50 PM  
These happen every year. Fakity fake.
 
2013-08-06 01:44:37 PM  
No is an acceptable answer.  And privacy is often a lot more useful than attention whoring.
 
2013-08-06 01:45:20 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?


You had trouble writing, and he made a joke about it. Check the underlined word. Look closely.
 
2013-08-06 01:47:45 PM  
My wife asked me not to propose in public, or on any holidays or her bday.
 
2013-08-06 01:48:15 PM  

Flakeloaf: The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.


i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-08-06 01:49:08 PM  
I would have said nope too. If the guy needs backup to get a yes out of me...

/was perfectly content being asked in the privacy of our apartment
//10 years down, more to go!
 
2013-08-06 01:51:00 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?

Having trouble with vocabulary?

 
2013-08-06 01:51:45 PM  
I'm going to say it's real but I just like seeing people miserable so maybe I'm just thinking wishfully.
 
2013-08-06 01:52:23 PM  

Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.


Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?
 
2013-08-06 01:52:34 PM  
My favorite sporting event proposal rejection is the basketball one where the mascot pats the guy on the back and hands him a beer after the woman walks out.  No idea if it was real or not but it got a chuckle out of me.
 
2013-08-06 01:53:53 PM  
CSB:

In college I DJed harbor cruises. This one night there was this big todo with middle aged asian guy dropping $$ to get extra time on the boat and a lot of special treatment for him and his lady (who seemed at least a decade younger than him). Part of this included 2 dozen roses at their table, a friend tagging along to video tape the evening and then a special dance for just him and his lady before all the other guests. At the end of the dance boat staff came out with a chest full of 75 roses (for a total of 99) and he got down on one knee and proposed...and she just stood there looking at him for what felt like 10 minutes, before sheepishly  letting him slip the ring on her finger and walking off the dance floor hiding her face.

bonus: there was another guy that had told his waiter he was going to propose and asked for the celebratory dessert. When the waiter brought it out and said "congratulations" they girl looked at him confused and the guy waved him off. Apparently the first proposal was terrible enough to ruin 2.

</csb>
 
2013-08-06 01:54:26 PM  
THAT is the reason why you shouldn't propose in front of hundreds of people because if your partner says no, you look really stupid.
 
2013-08-06 01:55:20 PM  

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


This, this, eleventy-times this. If you 'significant' relationships are little more than fodder for public media consumption (I'm looking at you choreographed-dance-video-weddings) then you are the shallowest of beings.
 
2013-08-06 01:56:09 PM  
Oh crap, I'm an idiot.

Slinking away.
 
2013-08-06 01:58:25 PM  
pbfcomics.com
 
2013-08-06 01:59:28 PM  
Maybe all that smiling after she said no kinda tells me he lacks passion.  C'mon man, show something!
 
2013-08-06 02:00:23 PM  
It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


5/10
 
2013-08-06 02:00:26 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Flakeloaf: The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 298x245]


In my family we  refer to them as the happy couple.
 
2013-08-06 02:01:55 PM  

mongbiohazard: Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free.


And how many people have bothered to even read the name of said team, let alone show interest in it? I can't tell you who it was, I just scrolled down to the video. It's not really good as far as publicity stunts go, no matter what the cynics think. There is nothing to tie this to the team interest-wise, so it really fails in the "publicity" category.
 
2013-08-06 02:02:40 PM  
"SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH THE HUMILIATING REJECTION"

fark off
 
2013-08-06 02:03:54 PM  

gajillion: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

This, this, eleventy-times this. If you 'significant' relationships are little more than fodder for public media consumption (I'm looking at you choreographed-dance-video-weddings) then you are the shallowest of beings.


Things are different today - back when Dad came home from Vietnam (both times) it wasn't much of a surprise. His squadron flew into El Toro and they parked their planes there for inspection/repair and the pilots all tried to grab space-a flights back to wherever. When Dad finally got a seat, he called - collect, of course, and Mom refused the charge but still knew he'd be there in 8 hours - so we understood that we'd have to get dressed up and go wait around the flight line hardstand where incoming personnel checked in. Sure enough, the flight arrived, he walked off, hugged my Mom and sister, shook my hand, and then we all went home where he changed into civvie clothes and had a drink on the deck.

Guess we weren't very sentimental, but my sister and I were more interested in what cool electronics he had bought us during his stayover in Japan.

/my first Sony!
 
2013-08-06 02:04:02 PM  
Awkward videos I'd like to see:

Some dude puts "Sandra, will you marry me?" on the Jumbotron -- and there are 20 other guys who also brought their girlfriend named Sandra to the game.

Soldier dad's surprise homecoming ends in tears when his two year old doesn't know who he is -- or doesn't realize Daddy's a real person because he's only ever seen him on Skype (and therefore thinks "Daddy lives in the computer.").

Guy on bended knee at huge public event, asks for a divorce/breakup instead.
 
2013-08-06 02:04:35 PM  

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


Agreed.  There needs to be a way to be respectful, and yet, to say enough already. It's reached the saturation point now that advertisers are creating those moments to sell products.

If my barometer is any good, I'd say there will be parodies popping up soon, i.e., dad surprises 12 yr-old son in basement, as he explores dad's "hidden" porn collection, dad surprises 13 yr-old daughter as she makes-out with kid in treehouse, dad surprises teen son as he gets a bj from his high-school English teacher...
 
2013-08-06 02:04:40 PM  

Uzzah: Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.

Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?


Wasn't even aware of them until you posted their name here, and now I'll forget it. As I stated in another post, this does nothing to bring publicity to the team, most people didn't read the article, they just skipped to the video, and even the ones who read the story probably skipped right over the team name in the article...
 
2013-08-06 02:08:09 PM  

Uzzah: How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?


Rock Cats blow. It's all about the Keene Swamp Bats.
www.swampbats.com
 
2013-08-06 02:08:51 PM  

mongbiohazard: The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?

You had trouble writing, and he made a joke about it. Check the underlined word. Look closely.


The person she quoted made that typo first, and she was making a joke about that. It doesn't even make sense to put "married" where she put "marred".
 
2013-08-06 02:12:58 PM  

abhorrent1: These are all fake, so it doesn't matter.


Came here to say ^^THIS^^
 
2013-08-06 02:19:10 PM  

Demetrius: He proposed to her in New Britain, the anus of Connecticut.  I'm not surprised by this.


Now, now. We all know Southington is the anus of Connecticut.

/Plainville native.
 
2013-08-06 02:22:03 PM  
I guess I should rethink my plan to propose via the K-Mart intercom where my gf works...
 
2013-08-06 02:23:32 PM  
I think proposals like this are made by insecure men who truly believe the woman can't say no if everyone is watching.
 
2013-08-06 02:25:09 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


Eh, so long as it doesn't actually get in my way I usually don't mind, at worst it's a bit of entertainment between innings or whatever.
 
2013-08-06 02:29:16 PM  
I proposed at a renaissance faire. We had been discussing it for some time and that is where she wanted it done.
 
2013-08-06 02:30:32 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: She wouldn't allow herself to marry up.


Or she thought he'd prefer to fight in public, too.
 
2013-08-06 02:32:40 PM  
You need to have a backup plan picture much too big to embed here.
 
2013-08-06 02:32:52 PM  

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


My new Daddy buys me stuff all the time.
 
2013-08-06 02:33:57 PM  

d23: this crap is usually a hoax...


My apathy meter is maxed out.
My lack of interest in whether they get married has been rekindled.
 
2013-08-06 02:35:28 PM  
meh - she did him a favor.  He's too young to be celibate the rest of his life.
 
2013-08-06 02:36:50 PM  

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


Yup. It's a dick move.
 
2013-08-06 02:39:30 PM  
I'm going to go against the common consensus here and say that I respect public/elaborate proposals. Yes, they are absolutely attention-seeking and can be quite tacky if designed wrong, (the baseball game thing is eapecially played out,) but I tend to give guys who do it the benefit of the doubt for one reason and one reason only: you really are putting yourself out there. Asking the person who knows you the best to make a decision to accept or reject you right there is about as vulnerable as you can possibly get, and, for the certain people, risking that type of rejection in front of a crowd of strangers can be a pretty profound way to show your sincerity.

It's certainly not for everybody, but despite my growing cynicism about humanity in general, I can still occaisionally think it's sweet when young idiots do stupid things in public for love.

(Now all that said, you'd better be damn sure she's going to say yes before you even think about proposing, and you'd better be even more sure she wouldn't hate being put on the spot in public before you make a big show of it. Common sense.)
 
2013-08-06 02:42:51 PM  

OtherLittleGuy


MrsOLG asked me two months beforehand, then I proposed in a semi-private setting. And then I reproposed in the store when we shopped for and bought the ring.


Were you guys going for "best two out of three"?
 
2013-08-06 02:46:05 PM  

Mikey1969: Uzzah: Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.

Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?

Wasn't even aware of them until you posted their name here, and now I'll forget it. As I stated in another post, this does nothing to bring publicity to the team, most people didn't read the article, they just skipped to the video, and even the ones who read the story probably skipped right over the team name in the article...


It's not like a similar idea wasn't just used this year to viral success at another minor league ballpark or anything.
 
2013-08-06 02:48:36 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.

I take that approach to everything on the intertubes.


I take that approach to pretty much everything.  Or put it this way, nothing I know about fully is a tight neat story. Yet everything we read, or see on TV, is a tight neat story. One can draw two conclusions, my life is somehow a unique clusterfark, or more or less typical of the human condition and most stuff we read is bullshi'it.

*poink* I just remember a cops comment about interviewing people, if the story is confused and makes no sense at all but the person tells it more or less consistently, then it's probably legit. If it's neat and tidy, then that's a big red flag they are hiding something.
 
2013-08-06 03:08:23 PM  
I have to assume these things are fake, since its hard to believe the intended bride to be would have to know why she was being dragged onto the field in the first place.
 
2013-08-06 03:12:45 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
That is all.
 
2013-08-06 03:13:58 PM  

Mikey1969: mongbiohazard: Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free.

And how many people have bothered to even read the name of said team, let alone show interest in it? I can't tell you who it was, I just scrolled down to the video. It's not really good as far as publicity stunts go, no matter what the cynics think. There is nothing to tie this to the team interest-wise, so it really fails in the "publicity" category.


The rock cats. I read it. Not everyone is YOU, you know.

Besides, the real point is getting locals talking and any news that gets international coverage is going to get the locals talking. Try and see things from someone else's perspective.
 
2013-08-06 03:14:38 PM  

balki1867: Headso: Let's assume this isn't fake for a minute... If the woman actually cares at all about the guy she could just say yes and then later in the car on the way home say "oh yeah... uhhh... that whole proposal thing I actually don't want to marry you, I didn't want to make some weird scene at the ballpark but I got like 6 other dudes I'm seeing right now."

Yeah but that could have its own set of consequences.  What if he immediately called his mom, best friend, etc to tell them the good news only to find out later that she was trying to be nice?  All in all, it sucks for the dude, but she did the right thing.


Yep. She's under no obligation to spare him from his embarasment.
 
2013-08-06 03:16:16 PM  

1nsanilicious: EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists


I apologize for the crude joke. I never meant to stir up anyone's painful memories.

/when this happened to you, were you the dad or the kid?
 
2013-08-06 03:21:59 PM  

EdgeRunner: 1nsanilicious: EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists

I apologize for the crude joke. I never meant to stir up anyone's painful memories.

/when this happened to you, were you the dad or the kid?


He was the guy in the furry porn. He's just pissed off 'cause the kid pirated it instead of paying for it.
 
2013-08-06 03:24:23 PM  
It's not like she's not banging 5 other guys.....
 
2013-08-06 03:25:13 PM  
www.eonline.com
 
2013-08-06 03:26:16 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: I'm going to go against the common consensus here and say that I respect public/elaborate proposals. Yes, they are absolutely attention-seeking and can be quite tacky if designed wrong, (the baseball game thing is eapecially played out,) but I tend to give guys who do it the benefit of the doubt for one reason and one reason only: you really are putting yourself out there. Asking the person who knows you the best to make a decision to accept or reject you right there is about as vulnerable as you can possibly get, and, for the certain people, risking that type of rejection in front of a crowd of strangers can be a pretty profound way to show your sincerity.

It's certainly not for everybody, but despite my growing cynicism about humanity in general, I can still occaisionally think it's sweet when young idiots do stupid things in public for love.

(Now all that said, you'd better be damn sure she's going to say yes before you even think about proposing, and you'd better be even more sure she wouldn't hate being put on the spot in public before you make a big show of it. Common sense.)


A friend of mine used the sign at Times Square.  Got her to where she could see the sign...she had no idea it was coming.  Also, she wasn't being put on the spot in front of a huge crowd.

They've been married 20 years.  Are they happy?  Well...probably no more unhappy than they would be if they hadn't gotten married.
 
2013-08-06 03:45:59 PM  
Pocket Ninja


It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake

The same used to be true of science. Now, all it takes is it being a headline on huff-po for idiots to buy it.
 
2013-08-06 03:55:28 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Always seemed to me the guys who do it are thinking "Oh boy, if i do it here she can't possibly say no" so it's a bit of a dick move in the first place. Good job to any woman who doesn't give in.


My wife loves the Brewers, but absolutely hates being the center of attention of any crowd, much less an entire stadium. I joked while we were dating that I was going to propose that way. She looked me dead in the eye and said, "Only if you want to be dumped in front of 40k people."
 
2013-08-06 04:06:45 PM  

Demetrius: He proposed to her in New Britain, the anus of Connecticut.  I'm not surprised by this.


And done.
 
2013-08-06 04:09:20 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Always seemed to me the guys who do it are thinking "Oh boy, if i do it here she can't possibly say no" so it's a bit of a dick move in the first place. Good job to any woman who doesn't give in.


Idk. You can always say no later. I would never humiliate a guy like this in public.
 
2013-08-06 04:23:18 PM  

SurfaceTension: Because People in power are Stupid: Her other only boyfriend takes her to Major League games.

/betting anything this guy is in the FriendZone


I think she's already engaged and farking someone else. Or married.
 
2013-08-06 04:32:04 PM  

devilEther: psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.

I've heard tale of people proposing on Twitter. How romantic.


Not the picture I was looking for but still the right scene:
25.media.tumblr.com

"Yes! I'm engaged!"
 
2013-08-06 04:45:27 PM  

Fear the Clam: Uzzah: How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?

Rock Cats blow. It's all about the Keene Swamp Bats.


Maybe she couldn't stand the Rock Cats red glare...
 
2013-08-06 05:00:45 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I guess I should rethink my plan to propose via the K-Mart intercom where my gf works...


Make sure you start by dialing 6212666 over the PA. biatches love "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
 
2013-08-06 05:08:05 PM  

Hermione_Granger: Idk. You can always say no later. I would never humiliate a guy like this in public.



Will you marry me?

/you had to know that was coming
 
2013-08-06 06:27:27 PM  
CSB:

One year at a customer conference I was at, some woman proposed to her guy in the auditorium before the keynote. Televised to the audience and everything. I'm still not convinced it wasn't a publicity stunt. That has to be the least romantic setting for a proposal I can think of.
 
2013-08-06 06:52:58 PM  

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


Well, in WWII, the Brits sang a song about coming home in Yank infested Britain:

I let myself in quietly and tiptoed up the stairs,
The thought of being home again had banished all my cares.
In the bedroom then I murmured, " Nell, your soldier boy has come!"
When a voice replied, in sharp surprise, "Say Nell, Who is this bum?"

For a moment I stood speechless, and rooted in the ground
And then I switched the light on, and what do you think I found
My little Nell was lying there, exposing all her charms
Like the famous Whore of Babylon---in a Yankee MP's arms!
 
2013-08-06 07:43:35 PM  
This post approved by lily allen's "sunday morning"..
 
2013-08-06 08:38:21 PM  
Every time I see one of these gas stations down East
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Reminds me of the Dr Demento show on the radio

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big dum-dum Irving.
Big dum-dum dead Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun *  in the West.
Really.
 
2013-08-06 10:11:30 PM  
Look, guys... Just NO.

No embedding the proposal in a video game.
No putting it on the jumbotron at the ball game.
No public proposals on local or national TV.
No announcing the engagement at a party before actually proposing.
No proposing in the middle of the party, either.
No putting it on a blimp, billboard, or anywhere public.
No hiring someone in costume to arrest your girl and then proposing to her in front of the crowd that assembles.
In fact: No proposals that put her on the spot with witnesses, or embarrass her with their ridiculously public nature.

It's like this: When you propose in a wildly public way, you're not saying "I love you and want to spend my life with you." -- What you're ACTUALLY saying is, "I want to show everyone that you're my property, so I'm going to do the modern equivalent of bashing you on the head in front of the tribe before dragging you to my cave."

Seriously... If you really love her and want to be with her, then propose in a humble, quiet, private, romantic way. No tricks. No pranks. No stunts. No spectacles. Just go for a walk in a nice meadow or on the beach, tell her you love her and can't imagine life without her, and ask her to marry you. If you're a bit more progressive, you might even consider saying "Let's get married" instead of "will you marry me", because the former indicates it's a mutual decision being made, while the latter says "I decided and now I'm giving you an ultimatum which will result in us either being together forever or breaking up RIGHT NOW."

If you ask me, the guy deserved that "no" because he was doing some awkward male chest-beating by trying to corner her in front of a crowd. F♥ck that noise. Until he learns some propriety, he should remain alone.
 
2013-08-06 10:14:53 PM  

gilgigamesh: I have to assume these things are fake, since its hard to believe the intended bride to be would have to know why she was being dragged onto the field in the first place.


Unless they've only been dating a short while, and the dude's just moving way too damned fast.
 
2013-08-06 11:53:11 PM  

kvinesknows: I asked my wife's father for his blessing first (she knew I was going to do that). Then I asked her in a private setting with just her and me.


I did the same thing.

She still managed to shiat all over it. Hey biatches, you don't get a second chance at this. TMYK.
 
2013-08-07 07:13:46 AM  
He looks 37.

She looks 17.
 
2013-08-07 09:02:38 AM  
Reminds me of this old prank.
 
2013-08-07 12:16:29 PM  
 
2013-08-07 01:42:27 PM  

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