Lance Berkman is looking forward to attending NOD later this month, according to reports.
Berkman, a former major league baseball player for the Astros, Cardinals, Rangers and Yankees, returned to Rice this year to finish his undergraduate degree and to help coach Rice’s baseball team. In addition to completing his classes, Berkman is excited for one of the most highly anticipated events of the fall semester: NOD.
“I will finally be able to have the full undergraduate experience this time around,” Berkman said. “NOD is always one of the best parties of the year, and I can’t wait to get pretty fucked up and see if it’s as good as I remember.”
Berkman had 366 career home runs and won a World Series championship with the St. Louis Cardinals. Sources say he’s been raging pretty hard since returning to Rice.
“Lance won our annual BP tournament at Sid and did a 45 second kegstand last weekend,” Tom Porter, Sid senior, said. “And he’s hilarious when he’s drunk. He always tells stories about how Rice was better when he was here the first time. He says he threw a couch off Sid, but I’m not sure if I buy it.”
NOD attracts up to 1,500 guests per year, and most people are dressed in little more than underwear. This year’s theme is Alice in NODerland, and Berkman is expected to go as the Mad Batter.
“I’ll probably just wear my jock strap from the 2011 World Series and a tophat,” Berkman said of his costume. “Guys don’t really have to get very creative.”
At press time, Berkman had received his pumpkin grades and vowed to work harder for the rest of the semester.