There were so many incredible sports moments over the weekend from the madness in the Final Four to the UConn women's basketball team having their 111-game winning streak snapped.
One event that was lost in the shuffle was Saturday's MLB exhibition game between the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox. It might not sound like anything special on the surface, but the dress rehearsal for the regular season took place at the United States Naval Academy, a rare opportunity where college and professional sports blended.
The results were spectacular. Just take a look at the two teams touring Navy's decorated campus. It's a cool sight to say the least.
It's amazing to see these professional athletes humanized as they meet various students at Navy — who will inevitably become the real future heroes of our country.
The event wasn't open to the public, but instead, was focused on giving midshipmen and rare opportunity to take in professional baseball in an intimate setting.
"As a team that has had a number of players who served in the Navy in two world wars, most notably Ted Williams, we are honored to be part of this special exhibition at the Naval Academy and play in front of hundreds of midshipmen," Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner said in a press release leading up to the game.
The game ended in a 4-4 tie which seems fitting. Even if it wasn't an exhibition game, the score was the least important part of the day. This type of thing should happen more often.
"It's amazing to see what they have to go through to protect our country," Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts told the Baltimore Sun. "Some of us take those things for granted, but to actually get to see it first hand, it makes you appreciate it a lot more."