By Peter Abraham / Boston Globe
KANSAS CITY — Jake Peavy, who starts Game 2 for the Giants, spent $75,000 to purchase a Duck Boat after the Red Sox won the World Series last fall.
What will he do if San Francisco wins this season?
“Everybody thought the Duck Boat was an impulse buy but I had the check in my pocket during the parade,” Peavy said. “San Francisco has grown on me like Boston did, the spirit of the city. Nothing is planned right now. But I’ll tell you, I have spent some time the last few weeks getting to know what those cable cars are about.”
Peavy owns the Southern Falls ranch in Alabama and, at considerable expense, paid to ship the Duck Boat there. Purchasing a cable car and transporting it 2,300 miles home would really be a project.
But never underestimate him.
“The Duck Boat was such a great memorabilia piece celebrating the World Series and we have a miniature Fenway Park with the scoreboard the same as the night we won,” Peavy said. “Couldn’t win one [with the Giants] and not have anything there for people to see. Wheels are spinning but nothing is planned as it was last year.”
Peavy will host a mini-reunion of some of the 2013 Red Sox at his place next month. He has been in regular contact with Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester and others from that team in recent days.
“We’re still brothers,” he said. “The connection we had, that’ll never be broken.”
Peavy will be the 10th player to appear in consecutive series with teams in different leagues.