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Tampa Bay Rays Recruit Seminole Medicine Man To Help Change Team's Fortunes

Joe Maddon is looking for answers wherever he can find them. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images) Joe Maddon is looking for answers wherever he can find them. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Some guys have Jobu to help them hit curveballs. The Rays? They have a Seminole medicine man.

Tampa Bay has finished with at least 90 wins for four straight seasons and five of the last six, but as of Monday, the Rays (24-41) have the worst record in baseball.

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Manager Joe Maddon is always a little quirky, and so he invited 77-year-old tribal elder Bobby Henry to Tropicana Field on Monday to help his team. It didn't work — they lost to Seattle 3-0.

"We just turned him loose on the Trop," Maddon said. "If it rains in the Trop, I'll be really impressed. That will be his best moment ever."

Tropicana Field is a dome, but it reportedly began raining outside after Henry's visit.

The Rays have lost 13 of 14.

[ESPN.com]


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