Before your PC meter flies off the charts, Peavy (who is part American Indian) bought the statuette at an antique shop in San Francisco after the two shared a special moment during an August road trip. The good-luck charm has since allegedly healed Jacoby Ellsbury, grown a beard and delivered valuable input in team meetings. Peavy talked about his new friend Tuesday before Boston defeated the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Sometimes these things work. Although it doesn't hurt to have Koji Uehara coming out of the bullpen either.