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Maddon parties with Rays, tweets fans to join for free beer

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Published:   |   Updated: September 5, 2013 at 09:39 AM

Whether they were going to toast a victory or drown sorrows, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had already planned to treat the team to a party after Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Turns out the Rays had something to celebrate, and Maddon even attempted to get fans involved through a invitation on Twitter.

Maddon treated the team to a “Win or Weep” party at Legends sports bar in nearby Long Beach after the 7-1 victory.

Maddon borrowed the tradition from his high school football days in Hazelton, Pa., where he was 3-0 at “Win or Weep” dances.

Maddon said about 20 Rays players plus staff attended the party.

He also tweeted the following: ”Everybody wearing Rays gear tonight at Legends on 2nd Street in Long Beach gets a free beer. It’s our win or weep party.”

Nobody responded.

“I put out the tweet at the right time,” Maddon said.

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