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

Chris Mascaro
Monday June 9th, 2014

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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