Mookie Betts Explains Why He Declined To Stay In ‘Haunted’ Milwaukee Hotel During Road Trip

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts

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Baseball is one of many sports where players subscribed to a wide variety of superstitions, as many people will avoid stepping on the foul line or acknowledging a potential no-hitter at the risk of drawing the wrath of the Baseball Gods.

However, the risk of tempting fate isn’t necessarily limited to things that transpire on the diamond.

Earlier this week, the Dodgers headed to Milwaukee for a three-game series with the Brewers that kicked off on Monday.

Los Angeles opted to put up its players at The Pfister Hotel, the historic building that opened for business in the heart of the city in 1893.

While there are certainly worse places to stay in Milwaukee, Mookie Betts informed the team he’d made his own lodging arrangements in an attempt to avoid the long list of MLB players who claimed they’ve been haunted by the ghost that supposedly roams The Pfister.

Betts dove into a bit more detail while speaking with The Orange County Register, saying part of the reason he opted to join some friends who’d booked an Airbnb in Milwaukee to watch him play during the road trip was to avoid crossing paths with the supposedly restless spirit.

The right fielder stressed he wasn’t being overly paranoid, but that when presented with two options—a possibly haunted hotel or a (likely) unhaunted rental—he figured he’d err on the side of caution, saying:

“It was a good excuse. You can tell me what happened after. I just don’t want to find out myself.”

Betts told the outlet he’d stayed at the hotel in the past, and while he didn’t have any paranormal encounters, he had trouble sleeping due to the possibility every strange noise he heard at night could be traced back to a supernatural presence.

It might seem excessive, but I can’t really say I blame him.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.