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Red Sox pitcher Peavy buys duck boat after parade

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Red Sox pitcher Peavy buys duck boat after parade
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Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester, top center, and Jake Peavy, right, wave from a duck boat on the Charles River during a rolling victory parade celebrating the baseball team's World Series title, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

BOSTON (AP) -- Jake Peavy must have really enjoyed his ride in the Red Sox World Series parade.

The Boston right-hander said on Twitter that he bought one of the duck boats that carried the team through the streets of Boston on Saturday to celebrate its championship.

''Wow what a special day!'' he tweeted. ''Thank u all from the bottom of my heart! & yes the boat is now mine & hopefully in the family forever!(hash)BostonStrong''

The Red Sox later tweeted out a confirmation of the purchase from their account, along with a picture of Peavy in front of the green amphibious vehicle.

The half-boat, half-truck vehicles were originally designed for the military but later adapted to take quacking visitors on tours through Boston and onto the Charles River.

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