Jake Peavy Quotes

  • Other guys like to go golfing, but music is my hobby.
  • Jesus means life to me. Jesus is our savior. When I think about Jesus, I think about the sacrifice He made so that we may have eternal life. I can certainly tell you I'm not afraid to die, and I certainly have a peace about my life.
  • To be called a Cy Young award winner is something I could have never imagined ever happening to me. I'm just always amazed at the blessings that came my way over the years.
  • People also think Christians are very passive people, and that drives me crazy as an athlete because if you watch me play and compete, I'm the furthest thing from passive that you'll see on the baseball field. I love to compete, and I love to win.
  • You take wins where you can get them because they're not easy to come by. You win at the major-league level, and you've done something.
  • I love the outdoors. I love getting to hunt and fish and work on the land and ride our horses.
  • I certainly think that Southerners are tough, and I take pride in that.
  • I remember, as a kid, my grandfather would grab my temples and say, 'You've got to focus, Jake. You've got to focus.'
  • I have no agenda. I'll play anywhere. All I need is a reason to believe that it's a good place for me and that I'm wanted, and I'm coming.
  • I've been a part of a couple of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia nights, and watching the Dead's fan base be so passionate reminds me of what Jerry was so much about, making the community a better place.
  • I can say this: I'm not going to be some guy hanging around and trying to make every last dime in this game. I mean, I'm really going to let the game just decide it for me.
  • Music runs my life. I can't imagine going a day without it.
  • I wear my emotions on my sleeve. If I keep that bottled up, it's not going to be good. It's all going to come out at some point in time. I would rather it come out in little bits and pieces than me try to hold it in.
  • Life isn't always great, but it's all about how we react to things.
  • Think about the past to learn, but move forward.
  • I hope people don't get angry at me when I do start yelling and stuff, because I promise you it's all that competitive energy, and I want to win with every last ounce in me.
  • Baseball is my first love, and it's what I know, and it's what I'll do until I can't do it anymore, and I'm still hungry to do that.
  • Singing in public makes me very uncomfortable.
  • When it's my last year, I'll probably let people know when that last pitch is thrown and say thanks and walk away.
  • Bochy is my guy. He raised me in the game; I was 20-years-old and as green as any grapes as you've ever seen on a vine. He took care of me, taught me how to be a professional, and taught me how to get my work done.
  • Be aggressive... That's the type of pitcher I am. I go as hard as I can for as long as I can and see where the cards fall.
  • I'm so into the Boss and who he is, and I've read all his books, and I've watched every DVD, and I love every bit of his music: I would hate for, like, something to happen and ruin it for me. You know what I mean?
  • There's not a ballpark I've ever played in as a visitor or home that has the historic feel and energy that Fenway Park has.