'Haunted' Hotel Scares MLB Players

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 6:02 PM CDT
A painting of Charles Pfister is seen in a conference room at the Pfister Hotel Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in Milwaukee.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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(Newser) – Ipods on the blink. Windows that won't close. A dead man walking his dog. The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee offers enough supernatural extras to keep many traveling baseball players away, the AP reports. "Everything's scary," said Minnesota Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez. "Everything in the hotel, the paintings and pictures, it's a lot of old, crazy stuff. No good, man. No good."

Some MLB players enjoy the quiet atmosphere at Milwaukee's most upscale address. Others no doubt exploit in its reputation to play pranks. But many prefer to shag balls at Miller Park than risk a run-in with the ghost of Charles Pfister, who founded the hotel. "MLB players seem to bring out his mischievous side," said one tour guide. "Obviously, he's a Brewers fan."