Have you ever been on one of those duck boat tours and never wanted it to end? Well, the Game 3 starter of the 2013 World Series knows exactly how you feel.
Today, Jake Peavy became the proud owner of the bright green duck boat he and World Series hero Jon Lester rode in during the Red Sox’ rolling celebration through the streets (and waterways) of Boston.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) November 2, 2013
Peavy, a native of Alabama who came to the Red Sox midseason from the White Sox in a three-team deal that sent rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Tigers, won four games in 10 starts for the Red Sox down the stretch, and started three playoff games.
The veteran righthander confirmed the purchase on Twitter, proclaiming his hopes that the former military vehicle turned touring machine will become a family heirloom.
Wow what a special day! Thank u all from the bottom of my heart! & yes the boat is now mine & hopefully in the family forever!#BostonStrong
— Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_44) November 2, 2013
“He’s got a beard now,” Peavy said back in early October of his cigar store Indian from San Francisco. “He grew out a beard to get on the same page as the rest of the guys. He’s going to ride on my Duck Boat if we win the World Series.”
And as you can see in the picture at the top of this post that scenario came true.