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A day to remember for Nats and midshipmen

The Washington Nationals take part in the inaugural Naval Academy Classic (ABC7)

Nationals players and coaches received the royal treatment this morning at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

From humvees and ships, to an historical lesson mixed in here and there, the players embraced a day in the Navy.

"Getting to go on the ship and see how for months at a time, they're going to be on that ship, and out there in the middle of the ocean, it's pretty crazy to think about," said Nationals catcher Matt Wieters.

The inaugural Naval Academy Classic between the Nationals and Red Sox was a chance to say 'thank you' to the men and women serving our country.

"It's the least I can do to show my appreciation for what it is these men and women do for, not only here in Annapolis, but throughout our armed forces," said Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy.

As for all the midshipmen taking in the game, let's just say some were a bit star-struck.

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"Definitely Bryce Harper out there," said Navy sophomore midshipman Theresa Neubig. "What more can you say than that really?"

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"This is a once in a life time experience," added Navy sophomore midshipman Thomas Williams. "For these guys to come here and give this experience to us, hopefully we can give a unique perspective to them."

It's a day these big leaguers won't soon forget.

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"I'll definitely remember this for many years to come," said Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton. "This is definitely an experience that touched me for sure."


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