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Tony Pena wanted his team to have fun, and boy did they take that to heart. Every play was full of emotion. Each big strikeout was accompanied by a celebration near the mound, each hit by an eruption in the dugout, and each run by a stream of deliriously happy Dominicans, and closer Fernando Rodney’s magic plantain, spilling out of the dugout.

And it all ended with the entire team joining Rodney in his customary postgame celebration on the mound and firing imaginary arrows all the way back to the Dominican Republic.

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