Rays bring in medicine man to end losing streak (it's not working)

The Rays are … well, at least they’re trying something different. (USATSI)
The Rays are … well, at least they’re trying something different.(USATSI)

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After dropping 12 out of 13 and authoring the worst record in baseball, the Rays got creative/desperate and brought in a medicine man to attempt to rid the Trop of a presumably dark and spectral presence. Here's more from Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times ... 

The team brought Bobby Henry, a medicine man with the Seminole Tribe, to try to snap out of their current funk - a stretch of 12 losses in their last 13 games.

"We just turned him loose on the Trop," Maddon said.

Henry, 77, walked around Tropicana Field before today's 1:10 game against Seattle and spent time in the Rays' dugout before the game. 

Of relevance is that the Rays promptly lost the above-referenced game by a score of 3-0. The temptation is to say that Mr. Henry's curative efforts did not work, but let's not make such correlation-causation errors. After all, perhaps, absent such doctoring, the Rays would've lost 10-0.

What I'm saying is that the glib parenthetical in the headline above needs to settle down and give this thing some time to take hold.  

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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