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Watch this failed Minor League proposal and prepare to cringe [UPDATE: Faaaaake]

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Last week, the man you see above popped the question to his girlfriend at a New Britain Rock Cats game. It did not go well. Her "no" is especially surprising considering that every little girl's dream proposal features Rocky, the Rock Cats mascot:

If your bullpoop meter is pinging, you're not alone (not that a Minor League team would ever stage this kind of publicity stunt, nope, no way). For one thing, the would-be fiance doesn't seem particularly upset -- he's about as bummed as he'd be if she rejected his proposal that they get cheeseburgers for dinner. His ladyfriend's performance isn't exactly Oscar-worthy, either.

Discussion Questions: When someone unexpectedly proposes in public, is the propose-ee obligated to say yes (even if it's really a no) to save face? Or do people who unexpectedly propose in public deserve what they get for putting their partners in an awkward position? Also, is Rocky seeing anyone?

UPDATE:

No need to recalibrate those bullpoop meters -- we have confirmation that the proposal was fake. The New Britain Rock Cats admitted the scene was staged in a press release filed Wednesday.

Mike Abramson, the Rock Cats' Vice President of Marketing, apologized to anyone who was "offended" by the promotion. Offended? Please. The only way I would've enjoyed this more is if the bride had jilted her groom in an on-field wedding ceremony (that one's for free, Abramson).

h/t The Big Lead


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