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Ricky Romero proposes, Kara Lang says "yes"

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She plays soccer on a pitch, he pitches baseballs: Kara Lang and Ricky Romero are now engaged.

Composite photo of Kara Lang (left) and Ricky Romero (right)
Composite photo of Kara Lang (left) and Ricky Romero (right)
Romero: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports; Lang: Ben Radford/Getty Images

Congratulations, Ricky!

We haven't been able to say that much around these parts recently, but there is truly good news for Blue Jays left hander Ricky Romero. Tonight he got down on one knee and asked Canadian soccer player Kara Lang to marry him, and she agreed to his proposal, according to her post on Instagram.

I said yes!!! My heart is bursting!! I couldn't possibly love this man any more and now I get to marry him!

A photo posted by Kara Lang (@karaelise) on

Lang, as a 15-year-old, was the star of Team Canada in the 2002 FIFA U-19 World Championships as well as a beautiful goal in the semi-final game of the 2003 Women's World Cup. I, as a 15-year-old, had a pretty big crush on her in high school. Lang would go on to play in various other international tournament for Canada, including the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Romero, as a 26-year-old, had a stellar year for the Blue Jays and was named to the American League All-Star team in 2011. He began to date Lang about a year after that All-Star appearance.

Both Romero and Lang have battled knee injuries that have affected their careers. Both of them working to come back to form, with Romero aiming for a return to the major leagues and Lang aiming to play in front of her home crowd in the 2015 World Cup.

I'd like to wish both of them all the best on, and off, the field.

Hat tip to Josh Gold-Smith for alerting me to the story.