From 'Sweet Caroline' to 'Sweet Home Alabama' ... Jake Peavy's duck boat is right at home at the righthander's southwestern Alabama ranch.
Duckboat gettin it's first introduction to the Falls! pic.twitter.com/7Ogj8rSjdS— Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_44) November 21, 2013
"Charlie River," the duck boat Peavy rode on with Jon Lester and purchased for $75,000 after the Red Sox rolling rally, was seen on the banks of the Alabama river in a tweet sent out by Peavy this morning.
Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes also took credit for pitcher Jake Peavy’s purchase of a Duck Boat after the parade. “Two months ago, [Peavy] showed me his property in Alabama. I think he owns three-quarters of the state. He’s going through all these pictures and I’m like ‘You don’t have a duck boat,’ so when we go, you like buy the exact duck boat you ride on and you ship that pig to Alabama,” said Gomes earlier this month on the Conan O'Brien show. “And he did. ... Now we can have a World Series parade any time we want at Jake’s house.”
This was the first time a player has purchased one of the duck boats used in a championship parade. Peavy said earlier on Twitter that he hopes the duck boat stays in his family forever.
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