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For veteran players such as Ryan Dempster, David Ross, Jake Peavy, and Jonny Gomes, winning the Series was a career-changing moment. All had been on playoff teams in the past but not come close to what they experienced with the Red Sox.
Peavy said he was in tears in the dugout watching the top of the ninth inning as Koji Uehara got the final three outs.
“I had a good feeling with this team from the first day I walked in the clubhouse,” said Peavy, who was acquired in July from the Chicago White Sox. “To see this all come together now, it’s a great feeling. I’m so happy to be with this bunch of guys.”