There are a lot of strange things that baseball players say or do throughout a season—after all, the grind of playing 162 games get to a person—but Los Angeles Angels rookie Ji-Man Choi may have already lost his mind after just one month of play.
With the team in Milwaukee for a three-game set against the Brewers, Choi says that he was disturbed in his hotel room by a ghost, which slid under the sheets and interrupted his sleep.
“I’ve seen ghosts plenty of times,” Choi said through his interpreter, Jae Park.
The first time, Choi said, was shortly after back surgery in 2011. He felt a spirit on his chest that awoke him, and then he felt the bed slump.
“I was scared at first,” Choi said, “so I didn’t want to open my eyes. I dealt with that a lot more times after that.”
Another time, Choi claims to have been laying on his side when he felt a spirit crawling up behind him, then felt a hug and heard some murmuring in his ear. Other South Korean Minor League players, the only ones he could communicate with at the time, claimed to have felt the same thing.
So not only did ol’ dude think there was a ghost cuddling up next to him in Milwaukee, but he says its happened multiple times. Hmm, OK?
After hearing what Choi said next, maybe it was just his horny imagination during a dream that caused him to believe a ghost wanted some action:
Choi always has a hard time sleeping in hotel beds. When he’s comfortable, “It means there’s a ghost,” he said. That, Choi claims, was the case on Sunday. He was asked what he thinks about spending two more nights at the same Pfister Hotel where he felt that spirit.
“I hope it’s a girl,” Choi said, bursting in laugher. “Nah, nah. Just kidding, you know. … I’ve dealt with it so many times, I don’t really care anymore.”
So, what the rook is saying is that he really needs to get some more booty on these roadies, because it sounds as if he’s relying on some wild, phantom ass.