This was no pregame ceremony either — it actually happened at the top of the third inning, in the middle of a game. Every member of the LSU team went over to shake hands and share words of encouragement, thanks, and praise to the Army players, who will soon trade in their baseball uniforms for those which signify their service in the United States Army.
The crowd in the stands at Alex Box Stadium also rose to applaud the Army players for their service.
LSU traditionally honors currently serving members of the military as well as veterans in what they call the 'Soldier Salute', and this day's honor went to their opponents, who deserve as much respect as any program in the realm of sports.
Take a look at the video below, and remember that though the base paths may make these teams opponents for a few hours, no lines can come between the respect, grace, and appreciation LSU showed Army. Take the time to thank someone you know — or don't know — for their service to our country.
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) February 18, 2017