Crowd Cheers Gay Proposal At MLB Game [VIDEO]

The Washington Blade reports:

Nationals fans were able to witness a special moment between couple Ty Fleming and Tyler Garrison on Friday. The moment Fleming and Garrison became officially engaged was captured during the Washington Nationals versus Pittsburgh Pirates game. The crowd cheered for the happy couple, who even received a congratulations hug from Screech the mascot.

The Nationals clinched their division two weeks ago. Their first playoff game against the Chicago Cubs is Friday.

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s a Tyed!

  • Chucktech

    My, oh my, it’s Ty and Ty! Congrats, guys! And how nice there wasn’t a chorus of some assholes opining on the occasion.

    • Steverino

      Now they can Ty the knot!

      • FAEN

        And hopefully they’ll be tyed together for a good long while.

    • David Walker

      In “Come From Away,” there is a gay couple, both named Kevin. “Yeah. People thought it was cute. For a while.”

    • Stuart ArtFart

      Regardless of one’s sexual orientation, anybody who proposes on a fan-cam is a total douche.

      BTW, is there any truth to the rumor that Treasure Island Media has secured exclusive rights to film their wedding night?

  • bkmn

    The change in public attitude must really piss off the Bryan Fissure/Tony Duggar PerKKKins crowd. Good.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/52027205f85339c6e3d0d3f6485c2dfeea7b891871ac3e35ef3ff8c0c650428c.jpg

  • Bluto

    awwwww, love is grand.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The couple behind them seemed less than thrilled.

    • GayOldLady

      I noticed that too. Also the guy behind them on the left of the screen.

      • bambinoitaliano

        That guy is running home to make a video of him burning his sports team jersey in 3, 2,1…..

        • Joe in PA

          Damn fags ruin everything.

          /s

          • bambinoitaliano

            Shoving their icky butt sex right in front of my salad!

          • clay

            If it’s the guy I’m thinking, the only salad he sees is a pasta salad with extra dressing . . . on the side.

          • Bubba in TX

            That phrase burned bright and fast. I wish it was more widely known, cuz it is HILARIOUS!

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            Thanks. I don’t know how anyone on set kept it together during filming. 🙂

      • pj

        fuck em

    • bambinoitaliano

      Says more about their own miserable relationship.

    • Silver Badger

      It was the kneeling that upset them. Bigots don’t like people who kneel at sportsball games.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Lol, true dat

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        They’re the same angry old white folks who haven’t seen their own feet since the Clinton administration.

        • David Walker

          They haven’t seen their kids since the twig’s administration.

    • Nouniard

      The wife appears to stick out her tongue and make a gagging reaction at 28 seconds. Smh

      • Silver Badger

        That is a shame. You are a better man than I as watching some of the video’s can spoil my whole day, so I don’t.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Obviously she got nothing to gag on at home.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Aww.. now I just pity her

      • I had to watch it again to see her do that. I guess she didn’t care that she was going to be on tv with that expression.

        • Paul

          I had to go back and look a second time. The first time I only noticed the woman in blue, smiling, applauding and jumping to her feet. Who cares about the old sourpuss behind them?

          • I guess we each have our “take” on what that couple was thinking…to me the look on the man’s face said he was thinking “…oh, great, now she’ll expect ME to propose to her! like that’s ever gonna happen!”
            while she was thinking “…he’s such an unromantic fuck he’ll NEVER do anything remotely like this, I should dump his ass right after this game…”

      • Al

        I think most people are just bored with this sort of spectacle these days ……. I sense more non-reaction than pro or con, frankly. But let’s face it, if you live in one of the gayest metros in the world, you’d best learn to live with us because this is our town and we are here to stay!

    • marshlc

      I’m a sourpuss who disapproves of public proposals, in theory, but if they were right there in front of me? I wouldn’t be able to keep from smiling. I don’t understand how a
      person could be sitting a few feet away from such human happiness and
      not at least be smiling a little.

      • Those sorts of people have zero joy, lightness and happiness in their hearts or soul.

      • Dunkerblinker

        not a big fan of public proposals either…..

      • Sporkfighter

        It’s so important to them that they want to share it with you. They want YOU to be part of their happiness. Be honored.

    • Ninja0980

      No surprises there.
      Baseball is the most conservative sport of them all, so no surprise most of its fans are as well.

    • Charlie

      F ’em!

    • JT

      The lovely lady seems to be tongue-tyed.

    • DN

      Glad someone else noticed….

      But the thing is, we *own* this town. Any anti-gay shithead wants to come to *my* city and tell us we’re less-than? They get an earful 🙂

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Heart-warming, especially coming from MLB! Congratulations, Ty & Tyler!

  • FAEN

    Congratulations gentlemen!

    Live Long And Prosper 🖖🏼

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Cute. Seriously cute.

    • Silver Badger

      Productive too. Neither has to worry about coming out to their parents. Or coworkers.

    • Oh, definitely. I do love this. <3

      Even if they are Nats fans ( j/k :p)

  • gaycuckhubby

    Sports have historically been in the spotlight of social justice. Sometimes dragging their feet, sometimes leading the way.
    Good to see this today

    • BombasticB

      I never thought I would see this level of acceptance in my lifetime.

  • Macbill

    I would be super-pissed if my partner did something so public for something so personal.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s a personal choice. For me it will be more of a personal discussion on taking the next step in a relationship for practical reason.

      • DN

        That’s just it – straight people have the choice, and, thanks to decades of work in making ourselves visible, we now have the choice, too.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I wouldn’t be a huge fan of such a public proposal. But my husband would have loved if I had done that.

      • Steve Teeter

        There you go. People differ. And if you’re going to propose to someone you’d better know him well enough to know what he’d like, public or private.

    • crewman

      I mostly agree with you, but I can see the appeal of a story-book fantasy event in your life you will never forget. There is a very romantic aspect to someone trying to give that to you.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I can see your point, and no, it’s not my cup of tea, but for others a proposal IS a public event, not personal.

      Marriage is public (yes, even at its very bare bones it legally has to involve the public.) Married life is very public, at least it should be able to be! The life stages of marriage are public (sharing time together, up to the end when the public gathers in some way quite often at the end of life.) For some, the proposal is just a prelude to that time, and as such is as public as the rest of it. For sports fans, again, not my cup of tea, the connection to a larger fanbase is a connection to a shared love for the couple. In its way, it’s quite sweet– if that’s how the couple sees the event.

  • Danieruw

    O/T – sorry but I can’t post this under the Puerto Rico thread but this needs more attention.

    “Egypt “hunting down” gays, conducting forced anal exams – Amnesty”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-rights/egypt-hunting-down-gays-conducting-forced-anal-exams-amnesty-idUSKCN1C50D3

    • Tomcat

      Are they looking for missing dicks?

      • Silver Badger

        No, according to an article I read a few weeks ago, they are looking to see if the men have been penetrated. Evidently an ass that has been penetrated is longer rather than round. I guess they don’t do many colonoscopies in Egypt.

        • Tomcat

          What I have read says this is just plane bullshit.
          And will they also be checking all the women to see if they have been penetrated also?

          • Silver Badger

            I didn’t say it wasn’t bullshit. I agree with you totally. May I remind you that the bible says that non-virgin brides are to be put to death?

    • clay

      Somewhat related– This week Tunisia announced that it would stop a similar campaign.

    • Silver Badger

      Sigh. I guess we should be glad that the Muslims and the christians don’t see how much they have in common, lest they unite against us.

      • David Walker

        Sort of like the birds getting together in “The Birds.” “Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance.” To which the drunk at the end of the bar takes that as confirmation to his claim: “It’s the end of the world.”

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      That’s barbaric. Worthy of the Spanish Inquisition.

    • Sporkfighter

      All and “anal exam” will show is that everyone has an anus.

      • Todd20036

        They think that a wide anus indicates that you get fucked.

        A narrow anus means you don’t

        Because gay tops aren’t gay, straight pegged bottoms aren’t straight, and anuses aren’t muscles that may be wide or narrow depending on the person, and not the “use” of it.

        Oh, but there I go getting all science.on them

        You realize that the real purpose is to quash political dissidence. All you have to do is claim your political enemies are gay, and then they get arrested/killed.

        • Sporkfighter

          Yes, but if that’s the game, your enemies may strike first.

  • Silver Badger

    It seems to me that a proposal such as this places puts the person you supposedly love under rather a lot of stress. If something like this happened to me, I would scream “hell no”. Hopefully, it was planned in advance.

    • Ken M

      If they can dance at the Home Depot, anything is possible.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Or you act out the scene and break up after like The Bachelor 😛

    • Yes, but someone who loves you enough to marry you would know you wouldn’t be comfortable in that sort of situation.

      • Silver Badger

        Let us hope this is the case.

      • Reality.Bites

        Usually. I shudder to imagine what one would find under marriage proposal fails on Youtube.

        There’s a UK show called “Don’t Tell The Bride” in which couples are given 10k to plan the wedding, with the proviso that the groom plans it all and they don’t see each other before the wedding.

        It rarely goes as the bride hoped. Then again, they obviously LOOK for couples with clueless grooms.

        • Rather than be excited that they are going to marry someone they love, they focus more on the unimportant aspects of the day. At the end of the day, none of the things that were worried about, over spent on matter.

        • whollyfool

          I saw a proposal go wrong once. It was pretty evident that the proposer was using it as pressure to try to get the proposee to say yes. I actually can’t remember what she said (the proposee), but there was no question that it was not a very welcome proposal….

  • Ken M
    • gaycuckhubby

      Adorable!

    • gaycuckhubby

      Representation matters… which is why my husband and I hold hands when we are in public. Where we feel safe.

      Also because I really like holding his hand 🙂

      • Sex is fantastic/mindblowing/best way to work up a sweat, kissing is wonderful and can be so tender, but the act of holding my spouses hand is more connective emotionally to me. Could it be a hold over from when as a child, our adults held our hands to keep us safe?

        • gaycuckhubby

          100% agree!

        • David Walker

          I always hated that Jack and I were afraid to touch when we were out walking. Sometimes it felt safe to put my arm around his neck…some guys do that. Arm around his waist? No way. The holding of hands and the stroking of knee or thigh became a very special part of watching a movie or a show. I envy greatly the somewhat more relaxed freedom of being able to display affection and love out in the open, not just in a darkened theater. At a ballgame? Such a thing would have been unthinkable Back Then. Congratulations, young ‘uns. Now get off my porch!

    • clay

      Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman at Lakers-Celtics game.

    • bambinoitaliano

      That’s Louis Virtel photobombing his friends on the first picture 🙂

    • ohbear1957

      I’d love to see these two make out at a sporting event.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8495ce425f8f2bc588add93143022104a3e625eba13123b7fad8bbf3061a3a9.jpg

      At the Invictus Games in Toronto.
      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41450972

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Absolutely disgusting! Parents, pay attention to this sick image. Do you really want your children to see this monstrosity? Associations between this debauchery and America’s sports should never, ever happen. And then, making matters even worse, to presume to present this lie against all that is natural with a heart symbol! Will the depravity of these people never end. For shame, for shame I say! Avert your eyes and your children’s eyes before you enter into this dark, evil path.

      Because everyone knows you fall in love with Twizlers, not Red Vines. That stuff tastes like shit and makes your breath smell like it when you kiss. You’ve been warned.

  • Joe in PA

    He’s gonna cry.

    Well, if he doesn’t…..

  • alguien

    wow! ty & ty!

    • Ben in Oakland

      You might call it a tie.

      • alguien

        and they tied the knot!

  • another_steve

    Hats off to The Washington Blade – serving the LGBT community for these many decades.

    Years ago, the Blade distributed print copies of the newspaper to bookstores and the like even here in suburban Maryland. This was before the internet came into being. Back then, a crucial lifeline for queer people who wanted/needed the latest news.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I remember life before the internet (BN). I would hire a babysitter so I could run to the bar and grab the latest issue from Stonewall. I lived for each new issue.

      • motordog

        The PGN for me, here in Philadelphia.

        • jerry

          “Out” magazine from Pittsburgh…

  • Treant

    He took the knee! He took the knee! Everybody! GET HIM!

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I forgot the time difference. You’re obviously wide awake, and I’m still chugging coffee.

      • Treant

        I was up at 5 AM, went to the store, made soap, and then took a nap. 🙂

  • Lakeview Bob

    Notice the breeder couple behind them with a rod planted firmly up their bigoted asses.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Yep, and the fact that history is marching right by them and leaving them in the dust has got to drive them batshit.

      Oh, and I wonder if the dude knows his wife secretly wants to do both of them. Please, look at her other option! Don’t judge!

  • Michael

    The best part definitely was the extremely uncomfortable and unhappy inbred couple from Kentucky sitting right next to them.

    • I had to watch it again to even notice the crowd, and yeah they were NOT pleased. Neither was the fella across from them, yellow flowered shirt.

      • stuckinthewoods

        How would you feel it you’d lied about that sick day to take your mistress to a ball game and were suddenly on national TV?
        “Wilbur, someone called to say you’re on TV. Is that you and Marcia from work?”

        • Bj Lincoln

          Ha Ha Ha!

        • Sporkfighter

          A ball park is the very definition of a public place. I very often meet students and parents when I’m out in public, even when I’m in a different state.

  • Charlie

    I wanna upvote this by a million! I wanted to go to that game last night but couldn’t – look what I missed…DAMN!

  • Ninja0980

    Congrats Gentleman!

  • HAPPY TEARS!

    I hope you have a long and very happy life together!

  • -M-
    • edrex

      not really o/t. it ends with a toast for the happy couple.

      • -M-

        🥂🍾🎉🎊

  • narutomania

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO START MY SATURDAY !!!!

    … with tears of joy. All my best to the happy couple. And boy, do they look happy.

  • Dunkerblinker

    Wait they are both names Ty?? What?

    • Reality.Bites

      Tyler is the New Bruce.

      Coming to Netflix in 2018

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Oh, those Millenials are named Tyler right, left, and center. Don’t know a Millenial’s name and he presents as male? Just say Tyler. If it’s not him, he’ll likely say “no, he’s over there. I’m __.”

        • Bj Lincoln

          When I was teaching there were several Britney’s, Justin’s and Taylor/Tyler’s in every class. When I was a child, there were 3 of us with the same name that went together up each grade. We all went by our last names so the teachers could keep us straight. It wasn’t until Middle school that some people even heard my first name. By then I hated it. I rather be called Lincoln or BJ.

          • stuckinthewoods

            It did seem all kids were named these fashionable names. One of the interesting things the census gives is data on occurrence of names. In 1990 the biggies were actually Mary, Patricia, Linda, James, John, and Robert. Here’s a link. Smith was the #1 surname. (Lincoln was 2129th.) I remember a black friend saying someone was surprised he was named Kevin and he responded “you think we’re all named Shaniqua or something?” Shaniqua was 3535th.
            https://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/1990_census/1990_census_namefiles.html

          • jmax

            I can’t remember which comedian I heard it from, but can you imagine 60 years from now, a nursing home full of people named Britney and Madonna and River and Keanu?

          • stuckinthewoods

            good morning. They released the top baby names data for last year. Noah and Emma were the #1s in 2016.
            https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html

        • Reality.Bites

          The fun part is when you meet someone who had the name before the curve.

          Years ago I worked in an office with one Jason in his mid-twenties and four aged 15-16. (We hired students from a nearby high school to take phone calls – no sales work. We were paying them $13 an hour. In 1991. You never saw a group of happier, harder-working high school kids!

          (the ones in their 20s-60s working for the same salary weren’t nearly as happy and hard working!)

    • jmax

      I had a student working for me named Jordan. He was dating a girl named Jordyn.

      • Phil2u

        I had a small class (18 students maybe ?) with 3 Jordans, 1 boy, 2 girls. It’s a family name in NC…at least one guv’nuh.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And… from the shallow end of the pool: They’re both quite hot.

    • MBear

      The shallow end and the deep end are two sides to the same pool

  • petewestcentral

    Not in a million trillion years would I expect to see this, other than in story lines like Verbotene Liebe. I don’t know these guys but my heartfelt best wishes! Next thing you know, we’ll be caring about our planet.

  • JWC

    Great guys!! congrats

  • Howard Roark

    Quite wonderful.

    Just for the record, I know you’re all interested; bended knee proposals make me yack.

    • jmax

      If my partner did that to me, I would turn around and leave.

      • Phil2u

        Nah. Just say ” Get the fuck up…. please … Dear!…Now!!! “

        • jmax

          It would never happen in the first place. We both hate crowds. He knows better : )

    • Arrowhead74

      While you’re down there! ( sorry had to be said)

  • Ben in Oakland

    The best part of this: they showed it and the crowd is cheering.

    Things have definitely changed, and the homophobes are just shitting their pants, knowing they lost.

    • KnownDonorDad

      They lost the marriage battle and the (LGB) military service battle, but they’ve still got enough power to promote workplace discrimination. My hope is that this will backfire due to public opinion, but you have to tap these guys more than a zombie to make sure they stay down.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I’ve always felt that most people actually don’t care that much, unless someone gets them riled up. And the ones who do the riling are quite good at it. It’s why I’ve always opposed all of our political campaigns that are run from so deep in the closet they have a post office box in narnia. You can’t get too riled up when you can see what’s in front of your face, although some people are sadly irretrievably poisoned by hate and fear.

  • John Boily

    I’m totally happy for Ty-Ty! Best wishes!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    And only a few short years ago, this would not have been shown…times have changed, but vigilance is still required. Mazel Tov to the happy couple.

  • Mike_Bernard

    As a passionate baseball fan (Go Os! Well…next year…) and a gay man with a fabulous husband, I absolutely love this. ⚾️❤️

    Congratulations, men!

  • orion dumptee

    What?? judge roy moore was’nt there to arrest them?

  • goofy_joe

    I’m going to enjoy this happy moment and ignore the inevitable haters who will try and turn this into a “discussion” between “sides”.

  • Guess

    “Presenting: The Ty’s that aren’t kissing your sister!”

  • rednekokie

    At last — something sweet, with the aura of human kindness and love.
    About time we had some news to blow off the whiff of the tRump armpit.

  • Gene Perry

    Love the guy next to them sitting there eating his popcorn.

  • I know one Nationals Player not cheering — Daniel Murphy has been very vocal about his anti-gay views —

    http://www.thegayalmanac.com/2017/10/washington-nationals-mixed-message-on.html