Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb received a ton of publicity earlier this month when he proposed to his girlfriend with the help of a dolphin. As it turns out, he was not the only MLB pitcher who executed a flawless proposal this offseason. Last month, Toronto Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen proposed to his girlfriend Lauren Spear while jumping out of a plane.
According to the National Post, Janssen and Spear went skydiving and Janssen put a huge sign near their landing spot that read “Lauren, will you marry me?” Lauren and Casey met in Toronto during the 2012 season, and Janssen said she once told him she wanted to go skydiving.
“I thought, ‘That’s a little crazy,’ but I tucked it away in the back of my mind,” he recalled.
Janssen jumped out of the plane just before Spear, which he said gave him enough time to be waiting on the ground with a ring in hand.
“It was as smooth as it could be,” he said. “Lauren was a minute and a half after me. She landed pretty much right in front of me, and I was on my knee proposing.”
He also surprised Spear by having her family there to witness the special moment.
So there you have it, gents. The standard is set. Start booking your skydiving trips now.