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  • Sullivan Tire has been producing Red Sox Magnet Schedules since the 1980s. The first magnetic schedule was produced in 1999, and has been a yearly tradition for 15 years! To celebrate this milestone, and to get Red Sox Nation excited about the newest magnet, Fuel for Thought will be posting a Red Sox Magnet Schedule Retrospective, every day until St. Patrick’s Day, when the 2014 Magnet will be available in our stores.

    2003 Red Sox Magnet

    It was another year when our Red Sox tried to win the American League East division, but was beat by our rivals, the Yankees.  The Red Sox ended the season with a record of 95 wins, and 67 losses.

    During the beginning of the year, in the off season, the Red Sox signed three new players; Bill MuellerKevin Millar, and David Ortiz. Ortiz earned the nickname “Big Papi” during his first year on the team. Since he didn’t know anyone’s names, he would call his fellow teammates and coaches “Papi.” Eventually, Ortiz was called “Papi’ as well, which turned into his famous nickname “Big Papi” (at 6’4″ and 250 pounds, “Big Papi” is seems rather appropriate).

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2003 season? Were you at any of the games that year? Did you collect our magnet that year? Do you still have it?

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