As many of you have been reading, one of the regular contributors to this blog is Scott Akasaki, our manager of team travel. Some of you know about him, but now the whole world does, as he was featured in recent article of Forbes magazine.
His latest post is below…
For a couple of years, our team would not stay at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee because of rumored ghost visitations to our players’ rooms. I recall hearing a story about a former third baseman on our team who left the hotel in the middle of the night because he woke up after all the lights in his room were turned on. Problem was he distinctly remembers turning all the lights off before falling asleep.
On our most recent trip to Milwaukee, we checked in to The Pfister Hotel once again simply because hotel is probably the best hotel in Milwaukee. At the end of our brief stay there, I did not hear of any visitations from the supernatural but there might have been a few player pranks in the works. One player who did not make the trip told me yesterday that if we stayed there again next year, he already wants a room in a different hotel.
There are actually enough ghost stories in baseball that there is a book titled “Haunted Baseball” and a website that shares the same name. Some of our players have stories themselves from their minor league days to urban legends that they have heard over the years.
Today’s lineup is the same as yesterday’s, but since I never got around to posting that one, here it is…