After spending just shy of a year with the Boston Red Sox, Jake Peavy had some heartfelt thanks for the team and the fans on Twitter this week. Peavy was dealt to the Giants on July 26th, just a few days before his fellow 2014 World Series starters Jon Lester and John Lackey were traded in a pair of blockbuster deadline day deals.
It hadn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the former Padre – hearing JP say he was “frustrated” in 2014 was almost as much fun as counting the number of times Tim Tebow says “excited” in a presser. Between the Red Sox nosedive in offensive firepower and some notable lapses in defense, Peavy’s season this year ended with his ERA in Boston exploding while the losses piled up.
But even after 2014’s dumpster fire of a season in Boston, Jake hopped on his Twitter account and sent this out to Red Sox Nation:
“3 weeks late in doing this but as u all know life has been just a bit crazy! Boston, MA & #RedSoxNation: the words ‘thank you’ are simply not enough to express the gratitude I feel for having been part of such a great town & great franchise! 2013 will always be as great of a memory as I have professionally! We have a special bond that I’m so proud of and grateful for! This year was tough but such is life sometimes & change can be good for all moving forward! From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone in Boston & RSN everywhere for the kindness shown to me & my family! I’m excited for this new chapter of life in San Fran! SF, I’m all in & all on board! Been fun so far, & it’s only going to get better! On the way now to see 1 of my fav ball parks in 1 of my fav cities! See y’all at Wrigley tonight…Roll Tide.”
At least he’ll always have the duckboat.
Check out the tweets below: