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September 30, 2013

Peavy's intensity grew through upbringing

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Off-the-field Peavy is most passionate about being a dad. He has three boys, ages 12, 9 and 5, and they love to watch their dad compete.

“We at times get to feel sorry for ourselves as parents for all the things we miss out on,” Peavy said. “There are a lot of firsts, baseball games and football games, I don’t get to be there. That being said, for them to come experience what they experience when they come — they get to go on the field with daddy at Fenway Park and go out on the road and just have the life that we do have — we understand that we’re very blessed.”

Peavy is so grateful to his dad for taking such an active role with his boys by coaching them in football and baseball.

“That’s so big for me,” Peavy said. “To have to be away like I am, I truly believe in a male influence in kid’s lives whether boys or girls. I certainly think the boys obviously need that. To have my father there around them and to live close by, it means all the difference in the world. It makes it a little bit easier for me to go to bed at night.”

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