Another day, another “mystery” solved. On Tuesday we rapped about the viral video of the marriage proposal gone sour at a New Britain Rock Cats minor league baseball game from last week, and the consensus of people who both went to the game and didn’t was that it was fake. It obviously didn’t take a team of brain surgeons, rocket scientists and Hooters waitresses to realize that the acting was just way too bad, and that’s why we didn’t get too overzealous about the cheap trickery.
Well, apparently some other people were pissed off or offended about the Rock Cats’ little plea for attention, because the team has officially apologized and admitted that the proposal was fake. What’s that noise in the distance? That’s just the sound of a few thousand people mumbling, “Duh.”
“New Britain Rock Cats games feature fun, creative promotions tied into every game, and micro-promotions between most innings” said Mike Abramson, Vice President of Marketing for the team.
“After watching a public proposal, we talked about what would happen if the answer were NO, and how that might affect a crowd, and those viewing it after on video. We worked with two of our staff on the skit and executed a digital strategy to set the video on a viral path; we could not be more pleased with the outcome”.
The Rock Cats Vice President of Marketing goes on to say “If anyone was offended by the promotion in any way we sincerely apologize; this endeavor was intended to entertain and remind fans you never know what you’re going to see at a Rock Cats game.” (Via a MILB press release)
Couldn’t they have just saved some time in their research and serious discussion by searching YouTube for all of the other times that sports teams and people at games and random events have faked marriage proposals for attention? Because this has been done before. Many times.
And nobody’s going to be talking about the fake proposal at the Rock Cats game in a year or even a week, but you know what they would still be talking about? That Rock Cats game when all of the supermodels were given free admission if they arrived topless.
Sorry, Bar. You know the rules.