Then the couple, under an archway of bats held up by Shubert’s Raptors teammates, proceeded to home plate, where Josh Worden, an ordained minister and Raptors’ play-by-play announcer, officiated the 10-minute ceremony.
“Josh did great,” Shubert said. “That was beautiful.”
The couple will have a more traditional, formal wedding ceremony with family and friends in Woodland on Saturday. But Wednesday’s ceremony was legal.
“I thought it was amazing,” the now-Erin Shubert said. “The Raptors, they did a lot. They put a lot of thought into it. It was really, really special.”
After the exchange of rings and vows, a kiss sealed the deal as the fans in attendance cheered. The couple then signed the marriage certificate along with best man, Raptors designated hitter Will Chambers.
“That was amazing,” Chambers said. “That was the best day of MY life.”