Skip to comments.Public Wedding Proposal Flops at Astros Game Flops Big Time
Posted on 08/21/2007 8:53:39 AM PDT by pkajj
Public Wedding Proposal Flops at Astros Game Flops Big Time
By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ
It was not a good idea to make assumptions Monday night at Minute Maid Park, where the Astros got the figurative equivalent of popcorn thrown in their faces, which is what one fan suffered when he tried to propose marriage before tens of thousands of strangers.
Former prized prospect Tim Redding, one of the Astros' biggest flops this decade, was on the mound for the Washington Nationals. And surely there was reason for optimism for those who remembered Redding's struggles in Houston.
Redding has never lived up to the Roy Oswalt comparisons he carried to the majors in 2001, but he was good enough to throw seven scoreless innings to beat Jason Jennings and the Astros 7-0.
The Astros threatened often against Redding, but they couldn't get through for a run before a subdued crowd of 30,374. Although Jennings struggled, the Astros' offense wasn't impressive, going 0-for-8 with men in scoring position and stranding eight runners.
The biggest excitement happened in the stands when a fan failed in his public attempt at popping the question. With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer an engagement ring.
Wearing a brick-red replica Astros jersey, the woman appeared to angrily dump a bag of popcorn on the man before rushing up the stairs amid a chorus of boos. After the top of the sixth, the man left amid cheers from the sympathetic crowd.
"If it was an act, she put on a good one," manager Phil Garner said. "She looked totally surprised and then totally mad. We couldn't even get a proposal right down here tonight. "We lead the league in marriage proposals, and we couldn't get that one right tonight."
It was that type of night for the Astros.
There goes the ballgame.
Baseball is for beer, dogs, popcorn, and crackerjacks.... Not wedding proposals....
What no video? This could be the birth of a new Internet star.
Maybe that was his third strike?
Perhaps choosing AC/DC’s “Shot Down In Flames” failed to set the right ambiance?!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I feel really bad for the guy, but he really should not have made the proposal so public if he was not sure she would accept. Sometimes men are so dense. (I’m a woman.) I probably would have pretended to accept in public to keep him from being so embarrassed.
I bet it was all an act.
See, you're nice.
If *I* was a woman and I got a proposal on the big video board, if I didn't want the guy, I would have not only emphatically said no......
....... I would have held my fingers up to the camera really close together, as if to indicate, "Thiiiiiis tiny!"
Oops that was a different one. But I’m still sure these are all hoaxes.
Sounds to me like the intended groom dodged a MAJOR bullet.
The only thing noteworthy is that garbage heap pitchers like Tim Redding can be superstars in the National League.
That's cuz we should have sex.
Yes, we women are just too nice for our own good sometimes. Men are so mean to each other. Yet when there is a crisis or a problem to be solved men can work together even if they don’t like each other. I have always envied that characteristic in men.
Why is everyone assuming that the guy dodged a bullet? We don’t know the whole story. She may have had a good reason for reacting with such horror. :-)
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