After helping the Houston Astros claim the franchise’s first ever World Series title, Carlos Correa gave a ring to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez.
No, not his World Series ring—an engagement ring.
In the middle of a post-Game 7 interview with Ken Rosenthal, Correa pulled out a ring, dropped down to one knee, and extended a proposal to the 2016 Miss Texas USA.
“Daniella Rodriguez, will you make me the happiest man in the world? Will you marry me?” he asked after the 5-1 win.
She said yes.
SHE SAID YES!
1 night, 2 rings for Carlos Correa. https://t.co/N4XLUPL6yW
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Shut up, I’m not crying. You’re crying.
“I was planning if we were World Series champions, I was going to do it right there,” the 23-year-old shortstop said of the moment. “I don’t think that’s a stage you can create, it just has to happen. And we were able to win tonight, so perfect timing for me to get engaged.
“I’ve been thinking about it for months now, but I was waiting for the perfect opportunity, you know. I knew we had a great team, we could accomplish this, and I wasn’t wrong.”
The All-Star hadn’t added a degree of difficulty by playing the whole game with the ring in his pocket. In the ninth inning, he called on a clubhouse attendant to fetch it for him.
“One of the clubbies, I talked to him in the ninth inning and I’m like, ‘I don’t want to jinx anything, but if we get the three outs, please bring me the ring because I am going to get engaged in the ballpark.'”
Correa had also planned the moment out with Rosenthal. Their initial conversation about the proposal came after that insane Game 5.
“Ken, we need to talk!” an excited Correa said, pulling the reporter aside. “Serious business!”
Did it turn out how the shortstop had imagined it?
“It doesn’t get any better,” Correa said.