A high school student from New Jersey brought in some MVP-caliber talent to help him ask a girl to prom on Sunday.
The student, teenager Tim Moraski, took to Twitter to ask Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout to assist in asking fellow teen Emily Caracciolo to prom. Trout, a 22-year-old star who is just a few years removed from his own prom, was happy to oblige.
“Hey [Emily Caracciolo] your boy [Tim Moraski] is too shy to ask you so I thought I would help him out…Will you go to prom with him ???!” Trout wrote on Twitter.
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) May 19, 2014
Caracciolo wasn’t about to deny Trout’s request. “YES!! Omg omg omg yes,” she wrote.
Soon after, Moraski took to Twitter to thank Trout for helping him out. "I just want to thank [Mike Trout] for being such a class act and good person," he wrote.
— Tim Moraski (@Tim_Moraski) May 19, 2014
Moraski may have had Trout to help him set up a prom date, but it turns out that the teenager was doing just fine on his own. On May 17, Moraski used flowers and an elaborate balloon display to ask Caracciolo to prom in person, Yahoo Sports’ Big League Stew reports.
This isn’t the first time that an MLB player has helped a high schooler ask a girl to prom. On April 21, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez helped DC-area student Nick Rolle ask his girlfriend, Lauren Thomas, by providing the couple with a signed baseball. A photo of the baseball can be viewed here, courtesy of Larry Brown Sports.