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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.

    2010 Red Sox Magnet

    2010 Red Sox Magnet

    Before the 2010 season, the left field lower seating bowl of Fenway Park was waterproofed and the seats were replaced.This was done in two phases to allow for the hosting of the NHL Winter Classic. Additionally, before the start of the season, former World Series MVP Josh Beckett signed a four year contract with the Red Sox.

    For the second year in a row, Jon Lester lead the Sox in strikeouts, with a total of 225 for the season (his record from the 2009 season as well). The Red Sox finished third in the American League East, with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses.

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    What was your favorite memory from the 2010 season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Let us know in the comments!

  • 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.

    2009 Red Sox Magnet

    2009 Red Sox Magnet

     

    The 2009 Red Sox Magnet was the first one to feature Dustin Pedroia, as opposed to Fenway park.  Fenway Park celebrated it’s 500th consecutive Red Sox sellout on June 17th, 2009. The Red Sox had the second best record at the All Star break, and Jim Rice‘s number 14 was retired that year.

    In terms of the season, the Sox got off to slow start, but then won 11 straight games starting on April 15. It was the longest winning streak since the 2006 season! Jacoby Ellsbury stole home base during the April 26th game against the Yankees, capping off a three day sweep. Jon Lester made 225 strikeouts during the 2009 season, which would be his career high.

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2009 Red Sox season? Did you collect our magnet that year? What do you think of featuring Dustin Pedroia as opposed to Fenway park?

    Let us know in the comments!

  • 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.

    2006 Red Sox Magnet

    2006 Red Sox Magnet

    The Sox finished 11 games behind the Yankees in the American League East in 2006.

    While part of the blame for the Red Sox demise could be the 5 game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees from August 18 – 21, the team had a poor record the entire month of August (going just 9-21) and September (13-14). Also, they suffered extensive injuries to Jason VaritekManny RamirezJonathan PapelbonJon Lester, and Keith Foulke.

    On September 27, 2006, the Red Sox organization officially dedicated the right field foul pole  at Fenway park as Pesky’s Pole with a commemorative plaque placed at its base. The pole is named after Johnny Pesky, who played for the Red Sox from 1942 – 1952, except for the years during World War II. The Pole was dedicated on Pesky’s 87th birthday.

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    What’s your favorite memory from the 2006 Red Sox season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Let us know in the comments!

  • 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?

  • 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.

     

    2002 Red Sox Schedule Magnet
    2002 Red Sox Schedule Magnet

    The Red Sox finished 2nd in the American League East, again, with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses. Pedro Martinez became the first player to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings.

    Fenway Park underwent some changes during the 2002 season.  The 600 Club, which were stadium club seats enclosed in glass on the roof behind home plate, was renamed to the “.406 Club” (in honor of Ted Williams‘ batting average in 1941).

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    Do you have a favorite memory from the 2002 season? Did you collect our magnet that year? Do you still have it?

  • Win Tonight!

    Oh boy. This is it.  Game six of the World Series.  The Red Sox are home in Boston and we’re hoping our bearded boys can end the Series with a win tonight.  Something that hasn’t happened in 95 years!

    Everyone at the office has made predictions for tonight’s game, and we want to know what you think! Will we win the World Series tonight? How many runs do you think our Red Sox will get? Will it be a seven game series?

    Share your thoughts in the comments and if your predictions come true, you’ll be entered to win a $100 Sullivan Tire Gift Card and a pair of tickets to a 2014 Red Sox game!

    All guesses have to be in before the start of the game tonight (that’s 8:07pm EST).  So, make your predictions, and GO SOX!

    (We’re hoping this Red Sox Shrine will bring the Red Sox luck tonight!)

  • As if Red Sox fans weren’t riled up already, Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe has made a plea to banish what some consider a sacred Fenway tradition: Sweet Caroline.

    (Photo by Mark Newman/MLB.com)
    (Photo by Mark Newman/MLB.com)

    In his piece today, Edgers argues that “we’re on the big stage again and our credibility’s at stake.” The whole article is worth a read, but a few choice quotes really stood out:

    • Edgers describes his “World Series Nightmare” as “swaying to soft rock as our championship run screeches to a karaoke-choked stop.”
    • Describing the song as a “largely forgettable, three-minute slab of Velveeta with a distinct creepiness…”
    • And, “We don’t need baseball-ready Prozac to make us forget what we’re watching.”

    So, what do you think? Is Sweet Caroline past it’s prime as an eighth inning “pick me up”? Or is it a tradition that’s not to be messed with? Is there another song that Fenway should adopt? Let us know in the comments! (And most importantly, GO SOX!)

  • Fenway Park has been home to the Red Sox and to all of Red Sox nation for 100 years – making it the oldest operating Major League ballpark in the United States! Fenway has officially withstood an entire century of thrilling ball games and some of the craziest, most loyal fans in all of baseball.

    The Anniversary will be observed on Friday, April 20, 2012. The Red Sox are set to play against their rivals, the New York Yankees, the same team they played on April 20, 1912 (then the New York Highlanders). Before the game begins, there will be a grand pre-game ceremony to celebrate Fenway’s birthday. The Red Sox also have planned an Open House on April 19, Throwback Days throughout the season, and a symbolic ticket design to celebrate reaching the 100-year milestone.

    What do you think the most memorable moment was in the past 100 years at Fenway? Do you think the Red Sox have what it takes to win it all during their 100th year playing at Fenway?