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Three Strikes: Old Idiots reunite

Updated: January 25, 2011, 9:37 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

STRIKE ONE -- RAYS-ING THE BAR DEPT.

I can't say I'm sure exactly what the Rays will get out of their new Idiots Alumni tag team, Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez. But I do know this:

No team in history, best I can tell, ever added a free-agent duo like this on the same day.

Think about it. Damon has 2,571 career hits. Manny has 2,573. And they agreed to deals with Tampa Bay practically simultaneously.

I had a tough time remembering any team acquiring two different players ...

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