Public proposals are risky unless you know FOR SURE that the proposee is going to say yes to the proposer. Hell, any proposal has the potential to be awful if you're not sure what the answer is going to be. So it was particularly awkward when, on Sunday night at Fenway Park, this very public proposal seemed to go completely wrong.
The entire incident was shown on the Jumbotron in front of 30,000 baseball fans. Members of the press who were at the Redsox game began to tweet about what seemed like a proposal going down in flames.
Here's some video of the unfortunate event, if you feel like witnessing other people's pain.