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Quote of the Day: Brendan Ryan on his ring bearer, Felix Hernandez

Mar 29, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

Brendan Ryan AP

If you’re into the sappy love stuff, there’s a story over at MLB.com about how the Mariners’ Brendan Ryan proposed to his girlfriend in Tokyo yesterday. Just … awwwwwww.

But the best part was when Ryan was talking about the logistics of his proposal. Specifically, how he got the rock over to Japan:

The hyperactive Ryan thought of everything on this one, even realizing he shouldn’t trust himself to bring the engagement ring with him to Japan.

“One of the smartest things I ever did was give that thing to Felix [Hernandez],” Ryan said, “because I figured if anybody was going to lose it, he could afford it.”

Once again, the burden falls on King Felix.

  1. b7p19 - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Apparenly Felix laughs in the face of all types of pressure.

  2. cur68 - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Ichiro could have afforded it, too. However, Felix was clearly the right choice: he’s got Larry Bernandez to help him out.

  3. The Common Man - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

    • ptfu - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      It’s good to be the King.

      Hail to the King, baby!

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    How much was the ring? The MLB minimum salary is similar to the President of the United States. I think it would have been okay regardless!

  5. Francisco (FC) - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Do we know if Felix complained of the ring getting heavier and heavier the closer he got to Mount Fuji?

  6. denny65 - Mar 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Wonder if Ryan proposed as De Niro or Walken?

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