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A true "Outsider", Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, talks music and baseball with D&C

Feb 26, 2014|

Jake Peavy joins Dennis and Callahan on their final day at spring training. Jake explains the dynamic in the Red Sox clubhouse and details his friendship with country artist Eric Church.

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They haunting tune from Eric church called the outsider has special significance to our guest who's joined us here at the broadcast site. Jake Peavy got -- again heading to Uga was a -- and deal well first of all it's on his posture -- setup for the cameras here. And that we just felt a sense I was only kidding around I said is that attribute Eric church music yes. -- course it is you know Eric's a great body and and me and Erica. Had many conversations especially right after I got traded over to Boston. And would put us along a lot on the debris song called the outsiders that I'm sure if you guys. There are -- much you heard it I get played in. If anybody watched the 2013 Red Sox. I think we have to -- -- with the outsiders are about you know we're. But breed of -- we're dying breed so to speak in I guys guys who just live life a little bit on the -- but it. On the outside not afraid to to test the limits a little bit magic get all your years in baseball have ever had more fun with this group -- guys are put into this -- orient this we -- Dempster on. On the duck boat parade day and he said this is the first time in his long career he was in a club while -- did not have an a hole in that clubhouse yeah that's true story you know I'd never seen anything close to a -- A -- some good things have been -- teams that. Had great team chemistry of -- and things were good -- friends and I came from a team that. And a few great friends and John Danks Adam Dunn Chris Sale of these guys are are like Brothers but never seen a group of of guys who had different -- And then will also had at what it takes to win -- how is it created who creates or does that happen organically and haven't organically I don't think you can have one person created. If you could. You have one or two people I believe every team has that mentality I just think it's a great job by. The front office recognizing hey let's try to get this attitude despite personnel and -- and once again it's it's got to happen. Organically and in personalities mix and match that creates special atmosphere and then again. It's gotta you gotta have good players -- Jonny Gomes had the best you got to have guys who play the game of baseball. You friends with Eric church he he -- Writes a succinct I -- you have a tattoo on your arm. Explain to me how it's a tribute to the Red Sox -- tell you that threat of -- -- -- -- we knew it might miss something have you ever heard this man -- am not this is delighted to approach gray -- as Eric -- tell -- -- told you the biggest country right now the biggest hit is about you guys it is it is a special tribute to -- guys and when Eric in this -- -- -- -- and he said they believe -- got. Hey here's your song that's gonna help you guys when the World Series well it's is because of him listening to. Meet talk about the guys in Jonny Gomes and Eric was around a few treasured came to game three of us -- right Saint Louis and America's listen. You know there was celebrating all the field in Fenway Park in in the clubhouse with -- one. And -- -- -- any outsider was playing in the clubhouse and as we report -- -- this -- an illness that to that the debt to his new and just. You know tribute to my grandmother and I get some more stuff coming here and baker got a hold me outsider. Down which is my grandmother and her beliefs and her roots always you always tell me -- holds a matter -- Chain -- on the -- also. I'm guessing that we know that you're -- for Eckstein and -- looking forward to that day that you can like followed him around the country as his church just to see over here does that now sixty show is some of us a -- -- you know it can. The night game may eighteenth changed -- We just trying to -- into a game killing us. What -- -- it's you might want to hear about your lineup restart odds are against you start that today but until -- guess in the Suggs for Eckstein hits you right in cart of course you know when your. Mutual fans book of a person and -- -- I think in this along the church wrote about Springsteen -- about that moment I think catchers are such a great way desert island one when Bruce on -- -- got two. Don't know -- for me to be thunder road. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Badlands streets of fire. Would a man loves -- -- -- night you really the streets of five proven Mike compares to jungle Lannan back to experience I guess I'm -- -- At that meeting adore Sylvia brown it's all -- itself to -- it's a gradual great songs that you know border -- the greatest album ever made by anyone ever did that but the last I saw Springsteen was in Wrigley assault. Him come out and do well darkness with an idea that area I think that 180 bettors cover Springsteen songs you must've got you yeah I have I think Eddie does a great job these guys my favorite players ever. -- have you ever been to Australia. I have not I wish I was their -- and as we're talking to -- right now is that there's a concert going I don't have anything to settlers that we go on right -- and Australia. The full wild innocent album to. I was as a Eric churches in Glasgow and my daughter's color and in Scotland Sierra church and in -- Right shall be blown away Eric church -- do something that not many if you're and then -- -- -- touch -- fans I promise you Eric. Is justice John era of his own relieved he's breaking the mold. I what I love what he's doing if you listener church new album he's doing what it. Johnny Cash in Wayland Jennings these guys did he break in in both in the training do their body heals we got a favorite Springsteen song. Thunder road from within your favorite -- church -- home -- -- me like that stuff on. You know is it. Tribute to. Gosh I don't know that it would be tough -- authored or Churchill might be -- like me which is something he wrote. Real early on in and it's not maybe is Artest has agreed to some of this new stuff that it is well refined. But still at the end of the day it's I think it's a lot about where he's from and in how he's raised in in. Relates to a relief to you get some of the church stuff played in locker published does that dynamic work who gets to pick you guys take turns somebody just grabbed you know. Yet Greg the bull by the horns and say today were doing this get a kick out of bounces around you know obviously pollen would David Ortiz sort yet -- he -- strokes. Every article in punt yet. -- -- And it should for something like you all week we didn't fare cuts. It's generally it's you know it's hard for us to calling Big Papi you know gives -- a different dynamic in the -- He does like the -- a lot of music and he's more reps out of things in and we get into written in. Fuel his fire and it brought him a little bit on with -- it is well. But mostly guys we have in this team. Com or they're classic rock guys are our country does anybody embarrass themselves and say let's go with fifth dimensional hospital -- gets booed out of a club possibly as anybody. Played some -- -- everybody -- hated. Now now you know I think. I think the most port everybody concussions. Can realize that it looks like everybody yet yeah all the -- playing play music as a manager from Venezuela if you -- -- Eagles song played bring it back we'll throw Aaliyah Bodden which ought to be. As much of families we can't listen to some music we can't mr. Edwards in Japanese for Koji and hit -- which ought to make everybody -- the music. You struck me as a guy who appreciates. And what you've got your good fortune your luck -- -- you make fourteen million bucks a year to buy duck boat you're friends with Eric church all the stuff happens is you have. A magical right up -- you -- you go home look at your wife says I can't believe vote for and what -- I am. We've -- really do we've live such a blessed life my whole family is that simply because. But the game of baseball when it's provided and allowed us the opportunity to do so many cool things to. Lisa have a life that we live at the age it that I haven't -- You know it strikes -- Nicklaus did it stretch -- sitting here a year ago you had no idea. What was in store for you for 2013. You feel lucky you feel blessed do you feel like just things came to me how you -- -- look at back at the hole and -- hasn't. Turn the page but I a year ago we had no idea what's gonna happen yeah you know what. I think it's funny and I still do that all the time you inept it's a taste of the question all the above is a little luck involved you know in just right place right time. In in the new lumped you with the stars had to be aligned in and I think that. I told people along this is where I belong. I belong with this group of guys it was so excited that you know we had. Another -- country to come back and in and get back in. -- -- -- recapture some great moment in the NFL now they're legislating of the inward to get a penalty and fine. And we're here and in baseball -- -- at the penalty in the find confuse the F word on the field so. I think that fourteen million muscle in the back to put to the here right now what do they did that would if you weren't allowed to curse -- get shot early in -- and I'm gonna I'm gonna slip every now and then that's his goal is to it. But at the same time I have three little boys and I tried it will be -- a lot of god bless -- yeah and a in the guys do make for me and I promise you this and all listeners out there that children. I have three children my -- wanna be the best role model can be and I do. I'm not gonna say all the time models slip up and -- cuss word but I tried to keep it PG thirteen we'll all say this I watched couple days ago the PFP with a soft balls get hit back you view them. Your your kids obviously weren't around and I could. Let I let a few slip here and there as do -- most -- -- we all the other -- try to -- -- -- of who's around and who's watching in the to be the best Romo. You know we took it over as you left you said the right things in Chicago and when you arrived said the right things here how long into your stay here did you know that this was the right place for you could just set up before he even knew it -- A -- No no I didn't I knew it as soon as I walked and tackle dusty got I got the clubhouse about noon and try and beat everybody there. Johnny goals -- the -- particularly didn't hear for playing against it and I thought it was more about him and thought it was showmanship. -- Mike Napoli to button up his Jersey. You know it is just stuff from the other sided in it's it's good. I don't -- like the opposition yeah that'll open excess -- if I don't if I got a chance to know you in baseball. I don't think it's good for me no like Q you. Is an extra intangible and intensity win. You can not like the guys that you drizzle simply for the fact that he's got blue warning him that redolent. And so I had that feeling -- some guys on this team that I did know I knew some guys last year in and book in in had been around a few times. When I walked in this clubhouse -- -- mean there's three players already in the clubhouse which blew me away. That whole game these guys were there Torre was their Saltalamacchia and Jonny Gomes were in the clubhouse. Within thirty seconds I'm not exaggerated story of speaking -- years -- marquis said to me we're gonna win the World Series. In those were two and it was about I said Jonny Gomes and Johnny are you doing. And here's the quote to everybody thinks is funny. -- -- on -- -- wonderful -- it close to operate it -- for second a split second I didn't realize what you speak -- united hadn't been around that lingo in that spirit that all you guys have been familiar with. And I took us their money growth rate going on you know I didn't know what you know what -- we -- -- it hit me discussed over the World Series parade. And I immediately -- hole. I'm in the right place because that's exactly the same page I didn't show to do anything yet but when the world's worst -- the pretty politically correct. Showed it to mean I'm upset about the cigar store India and we need to know we should have it sitting here that's -- I mean highly offensive I think you should be straight without the cigar store native Americans I -- -- is this where Genesis of where is the cigar store native American now you on the duck boat right no he's. I got a of that -- -- that we have and -- little -- it down and and dom we have. Got a all the voices on jerseys were we must rest starts that Dempster and and a -- book and Lester but two catchers in them and they -- in the middle and they are all sides jerseys. The Indians in that -- World Series display. We go to your house could we get a duck boat ride how of course we. You know we have a little ranch in Alabama that -- it's in perfect there and well reds how many acres I was five. Little little -- in sales so what do you do with the so duck -- -- outside -- around lake it's a little a little pond he did. Right now the boat's actually painted in aimed at this point scheme put on it. A World Series Cutler if -- scheme and something that'll always be on the -- we will commemorate. In the getting ago. Cause what happened is actually going to be pitchers. Of us on the duck boat on the side of that post you'll build a seat. -- -- -- right yeah exactly -- -- there's some Boston's strong in the World Series. You know obviously integrated in there. But I it's going to be displayed there at the ranch and also able to ride through the ranch. Through some -- in Prague and stuff and just have us to route around the property. You have a western top western -- street on the ranch. Yes are we at the headquarters are we have them look like oh western town you know golden. We of the solution and we have some lodges in and the -- general -- jail. So I'm within minutes of my favorite guy that -- that's why I mean that's what I would do we all like to think that when we are as lucky in this. -- talent -- -- week and admit that kind of money we do these kind of things we probably wouldn't but well in the I'm I'm doing the stuff with a a master plan children or my heart what I love to do. It when I get done playing you know both a little Fenway apart we're organized baseball courses don't dislike the -- ball -- here. Just a modest. This many stands got a -- -- baseball Kinsler -- summer camps stuff for children mr. -- or a little to do game. Some build this little town in. In all that with a purpose to its -- differences and and kids in children's lives. We like to think we've been around Boston for so long that that the fans are different experiences different the energy is Deborah Lewis and would you agree that there's there's -- and compare and contrast you know where else who played in -- -- Baltimore -- -- and away the most -- San Diego is it absolutely is. You know and that's what it would no disrespect because I love San Diego are beautiful -- I was there with Theo Epstein with Larry Lucchino. People who have been. Obviously crazy influential in Boston so. A great place Chicago once again big market great city. But just the -- US cellular field every day and in their -- and ten and 151000 people and it in not much of an atmosphere. So it's leave that in going to a place where. At twelve -- walking on the street you feel the atmosphere in the intensity sort of built at 7 o'clock game even before you go to the ballpark with people speaking to you. It's a different animal certainly. And a huge advantage. For us as the ball closed -- to help him -- You know it just helps you energize exactly and obviously the biggest -- sometimes we don't collect plans and I hate to say that. You get run down you get tired and you get home late. You turn right around you play a few games you that you have to wake up at 8:30 in the morning get there and play a day game you get beat down and you get rundown when you step out. Into the atmosphere Fenway Park. Always. Brings. They can't help but -- -- are you hoping to be here longer than. This final season this one more year yeah you know what I have no plans I'm Joseph plans at this point I'm marker have been crazy plus in my thirteenth year in the major leagues. We have all come together once again with one goal in mind and that's it took to win the World Series in 2014 and we understand the process. That it takes to get there we're focused. Daily. On the task at hand and that's really all I can tell you I hadn't really thought about playing. In 2015 that that. Leads me to my last question human nature people who observe human nature with say. Once you do with this team did last year and by the way in the dramatic and historic fashion -- -- with the Boston drawn and all the -- situation. There's a sense of satisfaction there's a sense of thirst being clinched is that something the team has to fight against or is the nature of this club -- not allowed to happen. While I think having both in a -- Some people go well it can't be either or but I think it is you know I think for sure we got our our our mouse when it and get in and -- -- and enough. For what we needed them for the Boston fans you know I think the same way but at the same time it only made us want -- -- only made us hungrier and I think if you listen these guys talk it's not. It's not cliche these guys want these guys to enjoy out. But Lackey said it last night would -- -- girls stakes in -- like David Ross that are around like that you think I came over here 'cause that's I think for. For another world -- I'm trying to wind story and that's exactly -- and every guy has down there. And I think it took advantage that we did what we did last year because we know the process now we know exactly what it takes. As a unit as a group coaching staff over to try to do everything we do in our power we stunned when Dempster retired. You know I what was -- of surprise stunned. Saddened. Humbly but yet very happy for him to be able to walk out it was all terms Kobe the -- you want to be. In -- Happy for him but at the same time sad for the loss what was C so quickly loved why will he be so missed it but they say in the same thing Georgia I think you guys know just haven't all on the radios. And you guys did a handful of times last year. He just tremendous individual and off the field the way he handles his friends teammates watching him did daddy utmost respect for him. Always keeps the mood -- always going to be professional. When somebody's like that you can't help but love -- quite so we can get them marked on the may eighteenth game -- the second he can actually get connections obviously the end. We get it moved to the day game that's what you need what we need that game change who were going to be the Tigers that dated to win the series. And penalized to that 1 o'clock was he hasn't taken it to me. You're in -- -- I -- all that and just collectors picks up the fault because brilliance this is far Bruce is the one guy that Bruce have refused to award though I don't want to. I'm a woman do it a touch them. -- -- -- -- so why not you'll meet Bruce if you get the chance of a church parish sheriff's Eric church took and I've -- -- -- -- -- -- -- play a list that the New Hampshire gave it to sprints. Because of the you know obviously the song if he sent a -- meet Bruce wanna come you wouldn't ago. Naught had the opportunity of a handful of times and and that's how you lose -- it's our. Oh it's and don't you like keep him I don't want Bruce had a bad day out because it broke through there like I understand -- and -- -- what you -- in him. You know we live it here when we run must have fans here and -- with time schedule and we're not having the best day or our kids have argued or sick or hurt. In week. Meet somebody and in a glancing blow and a thirty seconds. Then I said Hackett siren are got a run -- they think Jake Peavy is is -- in the air again. Not nice. You know Fella I don't -- -- way they're brought the whole Bruce and and and ever have a chance to -- -- while Jake -- great talkative yeah jerseys and good luck we'll talk to -- about the Boston thanks Jason dictator with Dennis and Callahan DC roll on from Fort Myers for our last day. We'll be back.

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