In a video posted online, the woman being proposed to on the field replies, "I'm sorry, I can't, I'm sorry" and then flees. The video has been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube and was the subject of several news stories.
The Double-A Rock Cats, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging the club staged the event with two employees standing in for the unhappy couple.
Mike Abramson, the team's vice-president of marketing, says the team hoped the video would go viral and is pleased with the outcome. The team is apologizing to anyone who might have been offended.