Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring

But did Andrew Fox make the save?
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2016 11:00 AM CDT
Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring
Whoops.   (Twitter)

If Red Sox fans didn't have enough to taunt Yankees fans about, Tuesday's game between the two rivals offered more ammunition. A Pennsylvania man decked out in pinstripes decided to propose to his girlfriend at Yankee Stadium, and he had his stunt all worked out, down to getting the proposal shown on the arena's big screen, For the Win notes—until he dropped the ring as he opened up the box. MLB tweeted the video showing the embarrassed lover and his nearby seatmates scrambling in the seats and on the floor for the ring as his lady sheepishly smiles by his side. "I mean, he's nervous," one of the amused but sympathetic announcers says during the play-by-play. "This is, like, one of the big moments of his life."

After almost five excruciating minutes in which the man identified by the AP as Andrew Fox started to cry, potential fiancee Heather Terwilliger suddenly spotted a glint in the cuff of her pants. The rest of the proposal went off without further ado—and they'll be saying "I do," as she said yes. A Yankees reporter talked afterward to the couple about "RingGate 2016," and both admitted their relief, with Fox saying all he could think during the hunt was, "If we don't find this, this will be ... the biggest fail in history." (A California man's cliff-top proposal didn't go so well, either.)

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