A DJ and penguins, a python and ... a Seminole tribal leader?

Add a Seminole medicine man to the list of interesting visitors to Tropicana Field in the past two seasons. Meet Bobby Henry, a 77-year-old Tampa-area resident invited by Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon on Monday to help change his team's fortunes.

The Rays entered the day's series finale against the Seattle Mariners with a 24-40 record, the worst in baseball. The Rays had lost 12 of 13 games since May 26 and stood a daunting 14 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East.

So why a Seminole medicine man?

With the way this Rays season has gone, why not?

"Uniquely engaging fellow," Maddon said. "I really enjoyed my moment with him. We just turned him loose on the Trop."