On Monday night at Wrigley Field, one brave Chicago Cubs fan made a very public proposal to his girlfriend on the scoreboard. He ran into one fairly big problem, however. When the message "Erica, Will You Marry Me?" flashed on the jumbotron for everyone to see, his girlfriend wasn't in her seat.
For a moment the poor guy looked like he thought Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had traded his significant other to a rival team. The Cubs did send pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for pitchers Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino and also traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers for 24-year old right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham on Monday night, so it was a legitimate concern.
In any case, she did catch on and eventually returned to her seat to say "yes," so it all worked out in the end. If you want to see how the whole thing unfolded, be sure to check out the video on MLB.com.
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