By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A proposal at a sporting event is one thing. A proposal at a preseason sporting event is another.

I’m not judging, but I’ve never been a particularly huge fan of the “marriage proposal at the baseball game” bit.

I’ve got nothing against anyone who thinks that might be a good way to propose, but they usually end up turning out one of a few ways.

1. Very awkward moment because the girl really doesn’t want to say yes.

2. Very awkward moment because the girl can’t figure out why this is happening at a baseball game.

3. Very awkward moment because she’s faking that it’s a surprise.

4. Very awkward moment because the two people are strangers (this has never happened but boy, would it be awkward).

In addition, before my fiancee was simply my “girlfriend,” she mentioned over and over again that she would not want me to do such a thing.

All that said, everyone is different, and if a professional sporting event is the best place to do it, more power to you.

But still, shouldn’t you do it at a regular season game, at least? A gentleman proposed at Monday night’s Celtics preseason game.

She did say yes, so congrats to the lovely couple. The Celtics lost the game to the Raptors.

An additional congratulations to the man, who found a woman who would a) go to an NBA preseason game and b) be happy with being proposed to at said game. Sounds like a catch to me (no sarcasm).

h/t Matt Moore at CBS Sports