Tampa Bay Rays invoke Medicine Man to turn around losing streak
Without question, the Tampa Bay Rays have been the biggest disappointment in baseball this year. They’ve won one game since Memorial Day. They are currently the worst team in baseball at 24-41. They just demoted their closer (let me tell you, when you’ve lost 13 of 14, it’s probably not just your closer (evidence 3-0 loss today). Rays skipper Joe Maddon, always one to keep it light and try something new, brought in some help. No, not a snake or closer from AAA or even a power bat. But rather, a Medicine Man. One from the Seminole tribe, no less (might I remind you who the College Football National Champions are)? This according the ESPN and AP wire reports:
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon invited 77-year-old tribal elder Bobby Henry to Tropicana Field on Monday in an attempt to help his team, which has the worst record in the majors.
“We just turned him loose on the Trop,” Maddon said.
Maddon talked about Henry’s “supernatural powers,” specifically when it comes to making it rain.
“If it rains in the Trop, I’ll be really impressed. That will be his best moment ever,” he told reporters.
The Tampa Bay Rays Twitter account confirmed that rain did begin, although not necessarily indoors.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 9, 2014
If this doesn’t work, you can always offer JoBu some rum:
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