This was a cool moment from last weekend.
The LSU baseball team was playing a home doubleheader against Army on Saturday, and during one of the games, Tigers coach Paul Mainieri had his team go over to its opponent and thank the players for their service. It happened in the top of the third inning.
“I wanted them to look each of those members in the eye, shake their hands firmly and tell them ‘thank you: thank you for their service, thank you for their commitment, thank you for their sacrifice, thank you for allowing us to have the life that we have,’ ” Mainieri told the Washington Post. “I wanted those cadets to know, from our players, how much we appreciate the sacrifice they’re making right now, and hope that it would inspire them and motivate them as they go forward and continue to make those sacrifices. And I think that was accomplished.”
Take a look at this video from the LSU baseball team:
On Sunday, LSU played against Air Force and Mainieri had his players do the same thing. This is video from Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune: