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Fans enjoy the newly-opened space above the berm during a WooSox game against Scranton in June.

Proposing at a sporting event seems like a monumental risk. It’s very public, feels very forced, and there really is no exit strategy. Yet during Thursday night’s Worcester Red Sox game, one brave man gave it a go.

Instead of a ‘yes,’ the result was one of the first viral moments in the history of Polar Park. The proposers would-have-been bride-to-be ran out through the bleachers, leaving him stranded on top of the dugout.

Shortly after the video surfaced, our own Jim Murray posed an important question – is all of this on the level? Was this guy actually rejected, or was this a stunt?

The speed in which the woman exits certainly could be rehearsed. At the same time, there does seem to be some genuine shock on the man’s face.

You’ll have to watch the video and judge for yourself what really happened. Here’s how some others on Twitter interoperated the events.

Christian Arcand and Matt McCarthy also had a caller last night who was at the game give a first-person account of the events.

The rejectee wasn’t the only one to go home disappointed. Worcester lost the game to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 11-3.

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Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at