I've been listening to quite a few Spring Training games on the radio and I'm in heaven watching the games now that the tv broadcasts have begun. One thing I've really enjoyed is hearing and seeing Dale Murphy as part of the broadcast team. Murph has always taken part in monumental Braves celebrations over the years but it seems to me that he's been even more present over the past few years. Perhaps it's easier for him now that his kids are getting older.
Last Wednesday, as the Braves faced the Nationals, Murphy threw out the first pitch. The catcher was his son Jake. What happened next melted this baseball-loving-girl's heart!
After Jake caught the ball, he called over to the stands for his girlfriend Arianne Ingersoll. He then dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him!
Here's the part of the story that makes me giggle. Who is the incurable romantic who orchestrated this scenario? The one and only John Schuerholz. Who knew!?!
Photo Credit: Dale Murphy, MLB.com