Jake Peavy, who bought a duck boat least year when the Red Sox won the Series, was reported a couple of weeks ago to be in the market for a San Francisco cable car if the Giants won. That’s going down, and TMZ reveals Peavy’s plans for the thing:
We spoke with Jake’s brother Luke Peavy, who tells us the whole thing is still a “work in progress” — but they’ve already got the plans drawn out.
Here’s the deal … the Peavy family owns a 5,000-acre estate in Alabama called Southern Falls Plantation — and the goal is to ship the cable car over to the property.
“Once it’s in ‘Bama, it will be turned into a mobile bar in Southern Falls,” Luke tells us.
Next year I hope Peavy goes to the Angels, wins the World Series and promises to buy the Queen Mary.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.
The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.