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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Rays’ trip to Milwaukee may turn into a ghost story

Some Rays are not sleeping easy this week.

The Rays are staying at the historic — and supposedly haunted — Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Which means the players who are easily spooked and/or into paranormal interactions are a little concerned.

Yandy Diaz, the Cuban infielder with the bulging muscles, is one of the players most afraid of ghosts. And he made the mistake of letting that be known, so naturally his teammates seized on it.

A print-out of a cartoon ghost was taped to Diaz’s locker in Detroit on Sunday with the Spanish word cuidado — “watch out” — written on it.

Diaz considered moving to a different hotel, but was assured he would have a room in the new — and thus not haunted — tower of the landmark hotel that was built in 1893.

“All I want is (to not) have any ghosts in my room,” said Diaz, via team interpreter Manny Navarro.

Outfielder Roman Quinn said he heard stories of several “encounters” from his former Phillies teammates who made regular visits: Of seeing the impression on a bed of a person sitting there, of clothes being placed in one spot and moving around the room when the player stepped out, of people in hallways disappearing on second look.
Ji-Man Choi has been quoted about seeing ghosts at the Pfister (and other places) in some detail. The experiences are even included in his bio in the Rays media guide, which says he “is terrified of ghosts and believes to have had many encounters with them, including hugs and whispers.”

Choi says now that there was some miscommunication with a previous interpreter that got picked up repeatedly, that he was more concerned with how “dark and a little sketchy” the Pfister looked when he stayed there with the Angels as a rookie in 2016 than it being haunted.

“If I see a ghost,” Choi said last week through interpreter Daniel Park, “I’ll say ‘Hi’ to him.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:12 AM | 10 comment(s)
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