ASTROS TRY ANYTHING TO KEEP FAN FOCUS OFF THE FIELD: The HOUSTON CHRONICLE reports on a marriage proposal that supposedly went wrong last night at Minute Maid Park during an Astros-Nationals game.
Excerpt: “The biggest excitement happened in the stands when a fan failed in his public attempt at popping the question.
“With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer an engagement ring. Wearing a brick-red replica Astros jersey, the woman appeared to angrily dump a bag of popcorn on the man before rushing up the stairs amid a chorus of boos.”
Astros Manager Phil Garner: “If it was an act, she put on a good one.” (maybe she just took after the Astros players this season)
Turning down a marriage proposal in public? Maybe. Turning down a marriage proposal and then dumping popcorn on the guy’s head? Forget it. Completely fake.
Video of the scene has yet to surface, and probably won’t, considering the Astros were probably behind the whole thing. And since it is a bit of a let down without any footage, here’s a similar scene from a Washington Wizards game two years ago.