A baseball game, a stadium full of spectators, and an unforgettable marriage proposal – sounds like a recipe for a perfect evening, doesn’t it? Dodgers fans were in for a surprise on Thursday night during the season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The game took a backseat for a moment when a die-hard Dodgers supporter attempted to propose to his girlfriend on the field. What was supposed to be a romantic gesture quickly took an unexpected turn, leaving the audience in shock and awe.
What happened during the proposal?
Ricardo Juarez, donning Mookie Betts’ No. 50 jersey, boldly ran onto the outfield with a mission in mind. As he dropped to one knee, pulled out a ring, and proposed to his girlfriend in the stands, the atmosphere was electric. However, the excitement was short-lived as stadium security swiftly charged in, slamming and tackling Juarez to the ground in a blindside hit.
Proposal gone wrong at Dodger Stadium 💀 pic.twitter.com/qankLwE5sW
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As more security personnel arrived, pinning Juarez down and handcuffing him, the crowd watched in disbelief. One audience member can be heard exclaiming, “That dude got leveled!” in the viral video. Eventually, five security guards hoisted Juarez up and escorted him off the field, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
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Did she say yes?
Despite the unexpected turn of events, the proposal was not in vain. Juarez later confirmed on Instagram that his girlfriend, Ramona Saavedra, said yes. He shared his excitement by writing,
“She said YES 🙌🏻🙌🏻la amo.” Saavedra also took to Instagram, posting a photo of the couple with the ring, and describing the proposal as “Tad bit extreme 😂🙌🏼 but he’s a LEO what can you expect 😂,” adding, “And of course I said YES ! 🏼”
The dramatic proposal only added to the excitement of the season opener, as Dodgers fans celebrated an 8-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. With a night filled with adrenaline, romance, and triumph, it’s safe to say that this was an evening that will go down in Dodgers’ history.