The Milwaukee Brewers today completed a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The Crew's bats came up big in the series with Prince Fielder getting hot, among others.
But, according to Marlins media it might have been the ghosts of The Pfister Hotel that helped knock pitcher Josh Johnson and his Fish teammates off their game.
According to palmbeachpost.com at least two pairs of Marlins players shared a room in Milwaukee because of fear of ghosts. A blog by Joe Capozzi goes on to say, "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."
I love the Pfister and eat at its Café regularly. I've never seen a ghost or heard a ghost there. But, legend has it that the ghost of Charles Pfister lurks.
According to Capozzi, "Pitchers Josh Johnson and Dan Meyer had separate but adjoining rooms. "Every time there was a noise, JJ would yell, ‘It's the ghosts,''' Meyer said.
"I heard a couple of noises,'' Chris Volstad said with a laugh, "but I just closed my eyes.''
More from Capozzi's blog: "Not everyone in baseball is laughing about the Pfister's haunts. Twins center fielder Carlos Gomez was spooked last June when his iPod, sitting on a table in his room, kept vibrating after he'd turned it off several times. 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. Beltre, now with Seattle, was playing for the Dodgers when he had his scare. The Dodgers no longer stay at the Pfister."
Read the whole blog here and use the Talkbacks to tell us about your Pfister ghost stories.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
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