Marlins relief pitcher: “Crapping pants, room def haunted”

Ahhh. It’s headlines like these that make me proud to be a pseudo-journalist. Like celebrities, there are many stories out there about athletes who experience alleged paranormal activity, most often in hotels. We’ve spoofed a couple here and there, and now we’ve got a new story! 😀

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With the Marlins in Tampa to start a weekend series against the Rays, relief pitcher Steve Cishek felt an eerie presence at the team’s hotel, and let his Twitter followers know all about it.

Too bad he didn’t find out whether the ghost could help the team break its ongoing losing streak.

“Currently crapping my pants… Can’t sleep… My room is def haunted,” he tweeted late last night.

According to the Marlins blog Fish Stripes, the team stays at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg when visiting the Rays, and tales of supernatural phenomena are not uncommon at the hotel.

Randomly, I’ve visited the Renaissance Vinoy before (I had a friend who got married there in 2005). Also, I love how these stories seem to always be some sort of distraction/excuse for a team that is doing terribly in the standings, and it seems as though the Marlins are no diferent:

Perhaps the Marlins could enlist some supernatural help to snap the team out of its current funk. The Fish have lost 16 of their last 17 games, and ace pitcher Josh Johnson will be on the disabled list until at least mid-July.

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