Video: Jake Peavy’s house looks fun

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After Jake Peavy won the 2013 World Series with the Red Sox, he bought a Duck Boat. After he won with the 2014 World Series with the Giants, he bought a cable car. That all seemed odd until you realized that he basically lives in a theme park.

Really, his ranch/plantation/farm or whatever you want to call it down in Alabama is all about big displays, as you can see in this behind-the-scenes video of Peavy’s abode below. And no, the Duck Boat and the cable car don’t appear, but there are enough other fun things. Like his light-up bowling alley. And his old west town. And the baseball bat light fixtures which, actually, would be pretty easy to make and why on Earth have we not all made them yet?

Scott Boras to pay salaries of released minor league clients

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Across the league, scores of minor leaguers have been released in recent days. Already overworked and underpaid, these players are now left without any kind of reliable income during a pandemic, and during a time of civil unrest.

Jon Heyman reports that agent Scott Boras will pay the salaries of his minor league clients who were among those released. It’s a great and much-needed gesture. Boras described the releases as “completely unanticipated.”

Boras, of course, is perhaps the most successful sports agent of all time, so he and his company can afford to do this. That being said, it should be incumbent on the players’ teams — not their agents or their teammates — to take care of them in a time of crisis. Boras is, effectively, subsidizing the billionaire owners’ thriftiness.