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Study break at Yankee Stadium

Laura Myers | Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I don’t know about everyone else, but I cannot wait until finals week. You see, my finals schedule is a little peculiar. I start off with a cosmology exam on Monday morning. (Side note: I’ve been in that class for three months and still can’t adequately explain what “cosmology” is, except that it has to do with stars, not makeup.)

From 12:30 p.m. on Monday until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, I am finals-free. Now, some people would spend that time partying. Not me. Some people would spend that time studying. Definitely not me. No, I am going on a trip.

Not to Mishawaka. Not to Chicago.

To Yankee Stadium.

On Tuesday, May 6, the Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series with the Yanks in New York. Barring the possibility that the Indians get another chance to whip the Bronx Bombers in the playoffs, this will be their last ever visit to Yankee Stadium before it is torn down in the off-season.

It is for this reason that I am hopping a Greyhound on Monday afternoon for a six-hour ride to Cleveland. After a brief night in my hometown, my best friend Michelle and I will be on the road for another six hours. We should arrive just in time for the game, which we each paid $33 to see from the upper deck, section six, row P. At the Jake (excuse me, the Prog), those seats are $7. I’d just like to take a second here to point out that the number six has appeared three times as I discussed seeing the Yankees play.

At the game, I will undoubtedly pay obscene amounts of money for a real ballpark frank and some fresh-squeezed lemonade. I will make catcalls when Grady Sizemore comes to the plate. I will hold up a sign explaining my journey to the viewers in Cleveland. It will have pictures.

After the inevitable triumph of good over evil, Michelle and I plan to eat some New York Style Pizza. Unlike our friend Michael Scott, we will not be getting it at Sbarro. We will then immediately begin our drive back to Cleveland, and I will be on a Greyhound heading back to the Bend at 7:35 Wednesday morning. I’ll arrive at Notre Dame no later than 2:00, ready to study for Thursday’s history exam.

That is, until 7:05. That’s game time.