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Minor leaguer hits a walkoff homer, then proposes to his girlfriend

Jul 7, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

Ballpark proposals are usually kinda lame — “hey! I’m going to put you on the spot about something personal and emotional in front of 30,000 people! Don’t embarrass me!” — but if you’re a player I suppose it’s better. Especially if you do it after the game and away from the ballpark like Blue Jays prospect Andy Burns did yesterday.

But, if he had any cold feet, he was likely emboldened by the walkoff homer he hit just before popping the question:

I wish them nothing but happiness, but how epic would it have been if she said no? I mean, theoretically, not for him.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    The Fishercats? Seriously, do they just make these things up?

    • dan1111 - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      Apparently, the fisher cat is a real thing (though not a real cat).

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_(animal)

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      It’s an animal that inhabits the wilds of NH.

  2. sparty0n - Jul 7, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    30,000 people??? It looked like 30 people in the seats.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:34 PM

      Nobody said that there were 30,000 people at that game.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Good for Burns. He was an 11th round draft pick in 2011. I am sure that both he and his fiancée realize that he is unlikely to play in the majors, however, he is giving it a go. Best of luck to both of them.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 7, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      It’s all uphill, even just getting where he did.

      only about 5.6% of high school baseball players play college ball.

      only 0.5% of high school players get drafted into professional ball (not necessarily majors, just minors).

      so playing in the minors means they are AHEAD of 99.5% of all high school baseball players…

      around 66% of first round draft picks make the bigs…

      2nd round only about 49% of them make it to the show…

      rounds 3 to 5 – about 32% of players make it…

      rounds 6 to 10 drops to 20% or so of players making it to the bigs…

      rounds 11 to 20 – only 11% of players selected there make it to the show

      finally, rounds 21 to 40 (draft reduced from 50 to 40 rounds recently) – only 7% of players make it to the bigs from these rounds

  4. 4cornersfan - Jul 8, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    This is the ultimate showboat, much worse than flipping the bat. I hope the pitcher beans him the next time they face each other.

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