Anyone who has played baseball knows there is a lot more that goes into each game than the actual nine innings in which it’s played. It takes energy and preparation to be successful, and batting practice is a part of virtually every team’s pregame routine.

That includes the Navy Midshipmen, but with a twist: once batting practice concludes, the Navy pitching staff rushes to take down BP equipment as soon as possible. It’s quite a sight, as they're trying to break their own record. Take a look:

What started as a joke has turned into a pregame ritual for Navy. The Midshipmen are an impressive 38-12-1 on the season.