When two people realize that the unsparings truths of mathematical probabilities suggest they'll do no better elsewhere and otherwise, they get engaged to one another. Then, under pain of ridicule, they get married.
However, in the case of the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, pure of heart and very good at this our baseball, one gets the sense that he takes a more utopian view of this bedrock institution, which is why he seemingly went to great lengths to propose to his girlfriend, Maria, on "Ellen."
Bear four-hanky witness ...
Offer accepted. And the people say: "Awwww."
Congratulations to the lovely couple. May your union always elude marital ennui.