Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/20/12
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rays manager Joe Maddon is not so beholden to his charts and statistics to indulge the occasional hunch or wild notion. So amid a streak where the Rays have lost four straight and seven of eight, Maddon joked on Thursday that he might have found the answer: he lost a prize pair of his iconic eyeglasses bought in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, just before the team left for a road trip where it made a spectacle of its postseason hopes with a 1-5 slide. “I checked the car. I checked the house,” he joked, although he really wants the glasses back. “Please, if you find them ....” The glasses were still nowhere to be found on Wednesday night, but the Rays relocated their offense, at least briefly, in a 13-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox. All but eliminated from postseason contention because of a woeful offensive production during a stretch in which they lost four straight and seven of eight, the Rays erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning off four reli...
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