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Baseballoween 2013

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Ok, I know it’s a little late for a Halloween post, but baseball is mentioned so that makes it applicable year-round. Don’t judge me. Just read this awesome folklore about the Pfister!

The Baseball Sociologist

Pfister Hotel, circa 1900Have you heard tale
of the Pfister Hotel?
Where ghosts and ghouls play
and ball players stay.
Visiting teams while in town
have reported more than one
spooky sound.
Do the ghosts still moan and beg?
Or are the players just pulling your leg?

Back in June, Stacey Pressman of ESPN the Magazine reported that some baseball players were spooked while staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.  The Nationals’ Bryce Harper claims “that table at the foot of the bed, those things in hotels that you sit on to put on your shoes” moved across the room as he slept; Michael Young of the Phillies heard footsteps; and to play it safe, Justin Upton of the Braves sleeps with the lights on when he’s there.Pfister Hotel, circa 1901

Apparently, however, that was not the first time such stories surfaced.  In 2001, Sports Illustrated, told the story of Adrian Beltre (then with…

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