During the seventh-inning stretch, Scott Swartz asked his girlfriend to take photos of the children singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on the Busch Stadium videoboard.
An odd request, Cara Ferguson thought. But she had been taking photos of her favorite Cardinals all evening with her Nikon in section 144, just a few rows behind the home dugout.
Then, moments later after the children were finished, Cara turned around and found her boyfriend of 2.5 years on one knee. He asked a simple question that left her dumbfounded: “Will you marry me?”
After the shock wore off, she replied “yes” and accepted the diamond ring—much to the delight of the fans in section 144, some of whom were aware of the upcoming proposal by Scott.
The couple resides in southeastern Iowa, and for the second consecutive season, they attended a Cards game in St. Louis on July 18. The first visit was fun, Scott thought, so why not make the second one a memorable one? Six months of planning paid off.
The cherry on top of this memorable evening: the Cardinals prevailed 3-2 over the Dodgers.