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Friday, May 15, 2009

Palm Beach Post: Home runs, Pfister haunt Marlins

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.

Note to Adrian: A bat won’t hurt ghosts.

tribefan Posted: May 15, 2009 at 02:13 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. MSalfino Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:01 PM (#3180299)
Rubes.
   2. BevaquaVelva Man Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:06 PM (#3180307)
Wonder if the bat was blessed by Pedro Cerrano?
   3. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:19 PM (#3180322)
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.

Note to Adrian: A bat won’t hurt ghosts.


Especially whatever bat he's using this year.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:31 PM (#3180343)
Note to Adrian: A bat won’t hurt ghosts


Sez you. I sleep with a bat every night and not once have I ever been visited by ghosts.* If that's not proof that ghosts are afraid of baseball bats, I don't know what is.

* Nor, for some strange reason, have I been visited by women.
   5. I Left Tim Raines Down In Africa Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:41 PM (#3180364)
At least it's better that a Pfister haunts the Marlins than, well, you know, the alternative.
   6. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 15, 2009 at 03:58 PM (#3180382)
Nolan Ryan used to talk about how the Pfister was haunted, apparently not enough to keep him from No. 300.
   7. kthejoker Posted: May 15, 2009 at 04:19 PM (#3180404)
I have a rock that keeps away tigers I'd like to sell you, SoSH.
   8. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: May 15, 2009 at 05:21 PM (#3180498)
I have a rock that keeps away tigers I'd like to sell you, SoSH.

Oh, how does it work?
   9. Khrushin it bro Posted: May 15, 2009 at 05:34 PM (#3180518)
A bat would keep the Pfisters away.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: May 15, 2009 at 06:28 PM (#3180600)
And stories of other baseball players’ ghostly encounters there have made there way around clubhouses.

Really? not the story part but the there part.

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