Listen to Jarrod Saltalamacchia's scary ghost story during the Red Sox broadcast
When the Rays fell to the Red Sox, 3-1, on Saturday, Salty took his talents behind the scenes as a color commentator. He was a natural talking about the game, but wanted to squeeze in a few spine-tingling tales to the viewers about his ghost encounters. Especially the times he was staying at hotels on the road.
He told the story of a hotel he stayed at back in 2011 (likely the Vinoy, though it's not specified) that had multiple ghost stories surrounding it. Salty was already a bit weary of the place having heard of the hauntings, especially on the seventh floor where he would be sleeping that night. This particular story he heard involved a young boy and his father who sported a top hat.
While he was in a dead sleep that night, he heard a door slam, which immediately woke him up and he noticed his door was open. It was a bit peculiar, but he went back to sleep. That was until he heard another noise and can you guess what he opened his eyes to? It was two figures … a boy, and a man … in a top hat.
One of the NESN hosts was particularly spooked by the narrative. Especially when he found out he was staying on -- yep -- the seventh floor.
Click above for the entire story from Saltamacchia, just make sure to watch it while the sun is still up. Sweet dreams …