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The Jake Peavy Story

Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy represents the future in San Diego. The Padres right-hander has already made a name for himself with a 12-win season in 2003, the only starter to have a winning record. The early returns on his career are eerily reminiscent to that of future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux – we could all be so lucky. Yet, it is the past, his demeanor and the story behind the pitcher you see every fifth day that really makes Peavy a great role model that you hope can accomplish half of what Maddux has.

Imagine you are living in the Mobile area and Josh Barfield – the real Josh Barfield – and not a LaDainian Tomlinson recorded message Charger fans – calls you up to ask you when you are going to buy some season tickets. How do you respond? Ask those receiving calls in the winter of 2002 from Jake Peavy working full time, forty hours, in the Mobile BayBears office. Jake Peavy the salesman...

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