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Peavy excited he's not on Padres where "if things go right, well, maybe we can make a run"

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Chicago Sun-Times: Peavy gives Sox an ace lift

Jake Peavy is making the best of his time playing for the White Sox.  Even though they were his second choice and he would have much rather played for the Cubs.

In hindsight..."Peavy acknowledged that the Cubs and Padres were more like temporary urges."  From what I understand Peavy has a long history of giving into temporary urges.

All of those inspiring speeches about how he wanted to remain a Padre and win a championship for San Diego or the times when he sang "Go Cubs Go!" at the winter meetings.  None of that meant anything.

Now that he's playing for the White Sox he's not concerned with personal glory he wants to win a championship with the boys.

" I want what the boys did in 2005. I want that dog pile, that memory, that ring. If you're not dreaming of that same thing, I question where you are as an athlete.''

I seem to remember Jake Peavy got "the dog pile" in 2005, only when he jumped in he broke his dumb ass rib and didn't tell anybody about it, resulting in a piss poor performance and blowing the Padres best chance of making a run in the playoffs.

'San Diego was my home for nine years, but I can't say how excited I am going to a team that has a chance to win a World Series, not a team that if things go right, well, maybe we can make a run. I never felt like this before.''

Peavy talking a big game then injuring himself  or being just plain terrible whenever the chips were down contributed to the Padres being unable to win in the post season.  Peavy choked in the playoffs and game 163 for that matter.

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2005 24 SDP NL NLDS L STL 0 1 .000 16.62 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 8 8 8 2 3 2 3 0 0 1 23 2.538 16.6 4.2 6.2 6.2 1.00
2006 25 SDP NL NLDS L STL 0 1 .000 8.44 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 11 5 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 26 2.250 18.6 1.7 1.7 3.4 2.00
2 Seasons (2 Series) 0 2 .000 12.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 19 13 13 3 4 3 5 0 0 1 49 2.379 17.7 2.8 3.7 4.7 1.25
2 NLDS 0 2 .000 12.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 19 13 13 3 4 3 5 0 0 1 49 2.379 17.7 2.8 3.7 4.7 1.25
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/15/2010.

I will do whatever it takes -- good, bad or ugly -- to win,'' Peavy said.

He should focus on "the good" because the bad and ugly didn't get his team very far in San Diego.