Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan proposed to his longtime girlfriend as the team was preparing to open the season in Tokyo.
Major League Baseball provided a fake "tour guide" to assist Ryan, who asked Sharyn in Japanese, "Will you marry me?" while atop the Sky Deck of Mori Tower.
"She didn't answer at first," Ryan said. "I'd instilled in her that we'd be close to 40 when that would happen, so she was pretty shocked. But after 5-10 seconds, she finally gave me an answer, which of course was yes.
"I said, 'Are you going to put this thing (the ring) on or what?' She took the box and just held on to it and grabbed me. I said, 'I think you're supposed to put this thing on.' I was afraid it wouldn't fit, but it did."