Ryan Braun marriage proposal backfires on fan

Marriage proposals in ballparks have become fairly common, usually with fans popping the question on scoreboards. So have adoring fans holding up signs hoping against hope their favorite player might respond.

But a Brewers fan -- or more specifically a Ryan Braun fan -- took it one step further last weekend. Her plan worked because it actually elicited a response from Braun, but backfired when the idea of including her cell phone number on her sign, which was shown on the Brewers' television broadcast, led to so many calls that Braun couldn't get through.

The fan, who said her name is Robin, got TV time and more publicity than she bargained for. Braun, who tried to call after the game, said, "I guess it wasn't meant to be."

He didn't say what his response would have been, but Braun does have a girlfriend -- not to mention a contract extension that guarantees him $145 million over the next 10 years.

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