Boston Red Sox using cigar store Indian as their rally mascot

Mar 15, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; A Boston Red Sox batting helmet is seen on the ground before the start of a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

I guess San Francisco breeds some strange things.

I mean, it was the home of the infamous ‘rally thong’, which first baseman Aubrey Huff wore religiously during the Giants’ 2010 World Series Championship run.

And now it’s home to another rally mascot, or at least, was home.

See, when the Red Sox traveled to San Francisco to play the Giants last month, starting pitching Jake Peavy had some free time and decided to go shopping. What he purchased was a three foot tall replica of a cigar store Indian which now travels with the Sox, according to Jonny Gomes:

Jake Peavy picked up a good luck charm for us in San Francisco with a three-foot tall cigar store Indian. He went with us to Los Angeles and is home here with us. He brought that guy into our lives. So far he’s been good luck and has had some wins in him.

Good luck indeed.

Since picking up the rally mascot, the Red Sox have went 13-4 and have extended their American League East lead to 7.5 games.

Straight out of a Major League plot.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Jake Peavy, Jonny Gomes

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