Two gay male fans of the Washington Nationals got engaged at Friday night’s game to a round of applause as the team showed their proposal on their video board.
“The moment Ty Fleming and Tyler Garrison became officially engaged was captured during the Washington Nationals versus Pittsburgh Pirates game,” the Washington Blade reports. “The crowd cheered for the happy couple, who even received a congratulations hug from Screech the mascot.”
Team spokesperson Jennifer Giglio said the team had worked with one of the men,xtube, coordinating the surprise proposal with the team production department and mascot, Screech.
Late last year we saw a similar proposal at an NBA game with the Chicago Bulls.
It’s fantastic to see these professional sports teams taking same-sex engagements seriously and making them moments to remember. It seems like a no-brainer today, but just a few years ago it wasn’t.
Congratulations to the men, and for their sake I hope the Nationals do well in the National League playoffs (sorry, Cubs fans).