Ray's Rodriguez Stung By Real Ray

Tampa Bay Ray's infielder Sean Rodriguez was in the ocean this week when he was attacked by a ray. A Florida newspaper reports the ray stung his heel, causing a trail of blood. A teammate called 911. Rodriguez is fine, and is back on the field.

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Best team in baseball so far this year? The Tampa Bay Rays. But here's a bad omen. Ray's infielder Sean Rodriguez was attacked by a ray. The ballplayer was in the ocean earlier this week when a stingray stung his heel, causing a trail of blood. Ray's teammate Jason Bartlett called 911. We were panicking, he told a Florida paper, wondering if they've got poison in them. Rodriguez is fine, and back on the field. But since the accident, his team has been stung, losing three of four.

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