It seems that the hotel the Marlins are calling home in Milwaukee has a bit of a history.
Joe Capozzi writes the following:
True story: At least two pairs of Marlins players are sharing a room in Milwaukee because of their fear of ghosts. The Pfister Hotel is famous for its ghost stories and paranormal activity. And stories of other baseball players’ ghostly encounters there have made there way around clubhouses.
When he was with the Dodgers, Seattle slugger Adrian Beltre once slept with a bat for protection after he said he had a brush with a ghost in his room at the Pfister.
One of the most popular sightings by guests is the ghost of Charles Pfister, the owner when the hotel opened in 1893, overlooking the ornate lobby from the grand staircase.
Before Tuesday’s game, Marlins players didn’t report any ghosts Monday night but most players had fun with it.
I can't out of good coincidence, and other reasons, quote the whole thing but it goes on and it is a cute read. I knew the Marlins stayed in the Vinoy when in St. Petersburg but I didn't realize that on road trips the haunted hotel, if there is one in the town, was always the place of choice.
In case you wondering what they are up against.
The friendly, gentle entity of Charles Pfister keeps a friendly yet watchful eye on the living, making sure his guests are taken care of by the staff of the hotel.
Guests and staff have spied the entity of this good-natured, portly gent standing on the hotel's grand staircase, observing the lobby, watching the living go about their business at hand.
His apparition has also been seen strolling along the Minstrel's Gallery above the ballroom.
His spirit has also been seen on the 9th floor.
Animal entities of dogs have been heard frolicking in the hallways.
And apparently the message the players get on their pillows every night is of little comfort.
The following sweet dreams prayer is left with a chocolate on their guests' pillows:
"Because this hotel is a human institution to serve people, and not solely a moneymaking organization, we hope that God will grant you peace and rest while you are under our roof. May the business that brought you our way prosper. May every call you make and every message you receive add to your joy. May every call you make and every message you receive add to your joy. May this room and hotel be your "second home." 99.epinions.com
Yeah, the Marlins do nothing normal. But they do it with style.