Last night the St. Paul Saints game was about more than just baseball. Laura Shipman was being honored as the Saints’ Hero of the Game, but there was more than that happening at the Midway Stadium in St. Paul.
During the middle of the fifth inning, Shipman’s boyfriend Anthony Atchison got down on one knee and proposed. Atchison admitted to some nerves before the proposal, but Shipman said yes and the couple was treated to the stadium sign flashing “Congratulations Laura and Anthony.”
Atchison asked her father for permission before hand and he said his daughter was likely suspecting a proposal sometime in the future, but “had no idea” that the proposal was coming that night.
Shipman, a member of the Air National Guard, has been deployed twice and has been to Afghanistan and Kuwait. In the fall she’ll head back to the Middle East for her third tour.
Source: Fox 9 News