A Yankees fan attempted to propose to his girlfriend from the stands in the middle of a game on Tuesday night. But when the cameras and the Jumbotron cut to him as he slowly got down on one knee, he suddenly lost the engagement ring.
It was, for a moment, a disaster.
Fans around the ballpark started booing, the TV broadcasters couldn’t help laughing (“he needs Mariano Rivera right now,” they quipped), and this poor man in a Mariano Rivera jersey looked miserable beyond belief.
Luckily, with help from neighbors in the stands, the ring was eventually found. It had, in a fitting twist, landed in the leg of his girlfriend’s jeans.
The cameras and Jumbotron returned to him, and for the second time that inning he got down on one knee. This time, his girlfriend in the Derek Jeter jersey said yes!
The crowd went nuts.
Here’s the moment:
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Afterward, ESPN tracked down the newly engaged fans.
They seemed simultaneously embarrassed, relieved, and overjoyed. They’ll remember this moment for the rest of their lives.