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Dolphin helps Rays' Alex Cobb propose

Kelly Reynolds and Rays pitcher Alex Cobb get engaged with an assist from an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who seems to be as pleased as they are.

Photo courtesy of Discovery Cove

Kelly Reynolds and Rays pitcher Alex Cobb get engaged with an assist from an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who seems to be as pleased as they are.

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was fishing for a unique way to surprise girlfriend Kelly Reynolds with a marriage proposal when a friend suggested Discovery Cove.

So Saturday, the two were in the water at the Orlando aquatic adventure park when an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin popped up to present Reynolds with a buoy that read: "Kelly, will you marry me?"

Cobb and Reynolds then adjoined to a cabana, where he — traditionally — got down on one knee and presented her with a ring. And to make it even more of an event, he had secretly flown in Reynolds' mom from Alabama and had his dad drive over from Vero Beach.

"She was totally surprised," said Cobb, claiming he wasn't too nervous. "The whole thing was awesome."

Cobb and Reynolds, who have dated four years, haven't set a wedding date, though it may not be until after the 2015 season.

"She said yes to the dolphin," Cobb said. "I never asked her yet."

Dolphin helps Rays' Alex Cobb propose 02/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:30pm]
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