Found June 10, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Joe Maddon
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
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Tweet The Tampa Bay Rays are in a terrible slump, having lost 13 of their past 14 games. It’s gotten so bad for the rays that manager Joe Maddon recruited a real-life Seminole medicine man to try to break the slump. 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. .@RaysJoeMaddon said he'd be really impressed if Medicine Man could make it rain inside Trop. #Rays first AB and it starts pouring outside. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 9, 2014 Tampa Bay plays in a dome so chances of it raining inside were slim to none, but apparently it did begin to pour outdoors as soon as the Rays were up to bat: .@RaysJoeMaddon said he'd be really impressed if Medicine Man could make it rain inside Trop. #Rays first AB and it starts pouring outside. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 9, 2014 Tampa Bay still went on to get shut out by the Mariners 3-0, but maybe their luck will be changing soon. Maybe sometimes these things take a little time before mystical forces can work their magic. Or maybe Maddon is just a tad bit off his rocker. Image via -ALR
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