Public proposal always comes with its risks, but scoreboard proposals at baseball games are typically met with happy endings. Such was not the case for a young man named David who proposed to his girlfriend at a minor league New Britain Rock Cats game last week, only to strike out in a rather humiliating way, the Daily Mail reports.
In the video that has now gone viral, David takes girlfriend Jessica out onto the field as he prepares to ask her to marry him. While the Rock Cats mascot cheers them on, David drops to one knee to propose, only the reaction from Jessica was not what he was expecting.
"Will you marry me Jessica?" he asks, to which she replies while covering her mouth in surprise, "David, I'm sorry, I can't."
While Jessica runs off, the announcer laughs before apologizing to David. "Sorry, I don't mean to laugh. David, I don't think we've ever had this happen before," he says.
Rejected, David leaves the field as the mascot continues to cheer and dance. While The Big Lead speculates that the proposal could have been a hoax as an odd means of promotion, The Huffington Post maintains that the awkward rejection seemed pretty real, judging by Jessica's off-microphone reaction.
"It's because it wasn't a major league game," one YouTube commenter wrote, receiving nearly 100 likes for his remark.