Dodgers star Mookie Betts has heard boos before — but not from ghosts. And he wanted it to stay that way.
When the Los Angeles baseball team came to Milwaukee Wednesday for a three-game series against the Brewers, Betts refused to stay supposedly haunted Pfister Hotel. He has stayed in an Airbnb with friends “just in case” the claims are true. he told the Orange County Register.
“It was a good excuse not to stay there,” Betts said.
The former American League MVP said he doesn’t believe in ghosts. But he seems to respect the supernatural enough not to take chances.
“You can tell me what happened after that,” he said. “I just don’t want to find out for myself.”
Betts has stayed at the Pfister before while traveling in MLB.
“But I couldn’t sleep,” he told the newspaper. “With every sound I would ask, ‘Is that something?'”
The creepy Pfister claims are supported by a few other big names.
Former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young recounted ESPN the magazine Once he heard heavy footsteps in his Pfister room. When he asked the possible apparition to let him sleep, the footsteps stopped, he said.
Bryce Harper, now of the Philadelphia Phillies, vowed his clothes and a table were moved during an overnight stay in 2012. When neither teammate admitted to a prank, he asked for another room.
Pfister representatives did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.