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    2003 Season Chat

    Cost Of Living 2003

    Average Cost of new house $246,300.00
    Average Median Income $45,016.00
    Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.83

    Events 2003

    U.S.
    The new United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation
    U.S.
    United States plans for an invasion of Iraq due to an imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction
    Iraq
    The United States and the United Kingdom start with their shock and awe campaign with a massive air strikes on military targets in Baghdad before the invasion of Iraq by Land Forces.
    Iraq
    Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
    U.S.
    A major severe weather outbreak spawned more tornadoes than any week in U.S. history. 393 tornadoes were reported in 19 states
    Algeria
    Earthquake in Boumerdès region of northern Algeria - 2,200 killed
    France
    Lance Armstrong wins his fifth Tour De France
    U.S.
    Do Not Call List starts providing consumers on June 27th with an opportunity to limit telemarketing calls.
    U.S.
    Armed undercover "sky marshals" are used on Aircraft to prevent terrorist attacks following 9/11
    U.S.
    Americans rename "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries" in protest to France's stand on Iraq
    U.S.
    Toyota overtakes Chrysler to get the number three slot in US Car Sales
    U.S.
    Ex-soldier John Muhammad is found guilty of the Washington sniper shootings
    U.S.
    10's of thousands of Harley Owners gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to celebrate 100 years of Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles.
    Mexico
    The last old-style Volkswagen Beetle rolls off its production line in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
    Italy
    Italy suffers a near countrywide blackout when electricity supplies fail
    UK
    The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) at Brogdale near Faversham in Kent
    Iraq
    A car bomb attack in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq has left nearly 100 dead including a leading Shia Muslim politician Ayatollah Hakim.
    U.S.
    Voters recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elect Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed him.
    India
    Two large car bombs are exploded in busy area's of Bombay killing 50 and injuring nearly 150.
    Iraq
    The wanted terrorist Abul Abbas is captured in Baghdad
    Iraq
    Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is amongst those captured US Troops free her 9 days later
    Iran
    A massive earthquake devastates southeastern Iran. Over 40,000 killed
    France
    In France a 104 degree heat wave kills approximately 5,000
    Sudan
    Dafur Rebels begin attacking Sudanese government targets, bringing a swift military and police campaign to Darfur causing millions to flee their homes.
    U.S.
    President George W. Bush on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln announces major combat in Iraq is over on May 1st
    U.S.
    US Interest Rates at 45 year record low of 1% and core inflation rate of 37 year record low 1.3%
    U.S.
    Justice Roy Moore, is suspended when he refused to take down the Ten Commandments from an Alabama state justice building.
    U.S.
    Hurricane Isabel claims 40 lives and leaves six million people without power
    World
    Kyoto Protocol in danger of failing following International Climate Conference in Moscow
    Iraq
    Terrorists bomb the United Nations Baghdad Headquarters
    Turkey
    Terrorists from Al-Qaeda drive two trucks packed with explosives and bombs into the Bet Israel and Neve Shalom synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey killing 27
    Turkey
    Suicide bomb attacks on British interests in the Turkish city of Istanbul kill 27 and injure 400



    Technology 2003

    The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
    The highly infectious disease SARS ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ) spreads from China, Singapore and Vietnam, Worldwide nearly 9,000 People are effected in 15 countries and over 800 die from the effects.
    Human Genome Project successfully completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.
    Secretary of State Colin Powell urges the U.N. Security Council to move against Iraq due to possession of weapons of mass destruction
    In the biggest blackout in the history of the north America some 50 million people in the northeastern states of US and southern Canada lose power.
    The birth of Prometea, the first cloned horse by Italian scientists.
    The space probe Galileo makes a fiery dive into Jupitors atmosphere it was launched in 1989 and is one of the most successful NASA Projects.
    Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to a close, at least for the time being
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor of California
    Libya agrees to give Up Chemical Weapons
    Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces
    Concerns continue to grow over possible Asian bird flu outbreak also known as avian influenza.

    Popular Culture 2003

    The ABC's 20/20 airs the controversial Granada Television documentary Living with Michael Jackson
    Keiko the Orca made famous by the "Free Willy" movies, dies
    The Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) files copyright lawsuits against Internet users for trading songs online
    Apple launches Itunes which becomes a major success selling 10 million songs within 4 months of launch
    A white tiger attacks Roy Horn of the duo "Siegfried & Roy" leaving him partially paralyzed
    Michael Jackson is booked on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation ( later acquitted )
    JK Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is released

    Popular Films

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Finding Nemo
    The Matrix Reloaded
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    Bruce Almighty
    The Last Samurai
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
    The Matrix Revolutions
    X2: X-Men United
    Bad Boys II
    Lost in Translation


    Popular Musicians

    Amanda Perez
    Elton John
    Beyoncé
    Christina Aguilera
    Travis
    David Gray
    Limp Bizkit
    Evanescence
    Coldplay
    Sheryl Crow
    Hilary Duff
    Norah Jones
    blink-182
    Pink
    Shania Twain
    Madonna
    Avril Lavigne
    50 Cent
    Clay Aiken
    Kylie Minogue
    Stereophonics
    Kelly Clarkson
    Blur
    Ashanti
    Justin Timberlake
    Fleetwood Mac
    Eminem
    Nelly
    P. Diddy
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    Bruce Almighty, Eminem, and Limp Bizkit that is all LOL

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    Shania Twain.....that was my woman back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melo15 View Post
    Shania Twain.....that was my woman back in the day
    Oh my yes, she could entertain with just a look of her eyes....

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    terencem will take over as the Yankee's GM
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyRocks77 View Post
    terencem will take over as the Yankee's GM
    I have the league file but I'll just need the accountsdata_gm file once you get it updated. Thanks for bringing me in.

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    2003 Season Chat

    Welcome!
    Don't forget about Dre.


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    Sim at 6:30
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    Wednesday, February 5th, 2003
    Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent CL J. Witasick to a 2-year contract worth a total of $1,660,000.
    Saturday, February 1st, 2003
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent MR K. Millwood to a 1-year contract worth a total of $690,000.
    Thursday, January 30th, 2003
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent 3B W. Greene to a 1-year contract worth a total of $670,000.
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent 1B J. Giambi to a 5-year contract worth a total of $51,050,000.
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2003
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent 2B F. Márquez to a 1-year contract worth a total of $490,000.
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2003
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent SS C. Biggio to a 1-year contract worth a total of $490,000.
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent SP A. Pettitte to a 5-year contract worth a total of $58,750,000.
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent C J. Kendall to a 1-year contract worth a total of $2,070,000.
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent 2B M. Bellhorn to a 1-year contract worth a total of $9,000,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent CL G. Balfour to a 1-year contract worth a total of $5,050,000.
    Saturday, January 25th, 2003
    Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent C T. Hundley to a 1-year contract worth a total of $5,000,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent SP M. Mussina to a 3-year contract worth a total of $22,050,000.
    Friday, January 24th, 2003
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent SP P. Astacio to a 3-year contract worth a total of $13,910,000.
    Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent SP A. Fernandez to a 3-year contract worth a total of $6,300,000.
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent MR R. Loiselle to a 3-year contract worth a total of $27,360,000.
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent RF R. White to a 1-year contract worth a total of $650,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent LF R. Ibanez to a 4-year contract worth a total of $26,120,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent CF J. Maldonado to a 2-year contract worth a total of $3,220,000.
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003
    Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent CF K. Lofton to a 1-year contract worth a total of $800,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent CF D. Roberts to a 1-year contract worth a total of $850,000.
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2003
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent LF B. Cookson to a 4-year contract worth a total of $38,720,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent 3B A. Nunez to a minor league contract.
    Monday, January 20th, 2003
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent 2B V. Castilla to a 4-year contract worth a total of $18,760,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent MR R. Franklin to a 1-year contract worth a total of $490,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent MR C. Thurman to a 2-year contract worth a total of $900,000.
    Sunday, January 19th, 2003
    Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent CL T. Hoffman to a 1-year contract worth a total of $1,800,000.
    Saturday, January 18th, 2003
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent CF M. Bradley to a 1-year contract worth a total of $490,000.
    Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent CL J. Valverde to a 2-year contract worth a total of $1,700,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent SP L. Urdaneta to a minor league contract.
    Friday, January 17th, 2003
    St. Louis Cardinals: Signed free agent SP E. Milton to a 1-year contract worth a total of $450,000.
    Thursday, January 16th, 2003
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent C J. Brito to a minor league contract.
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2003
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent SP D. Moss to a minor league contract.
    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent 2B O. Hudson to a 1-year contract worth a total of $500,000.
    Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent 2B C. Crespo to a 3-year contract worth a total of $16,950,000.
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2003
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent CL R. Seanez to a 2-year contract worth a total of $9,500,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent 2B R. Freel to a minor league contract.
    St. Louis Cardinals: Signed free agent SP A. Prieto to a 1-year contract worth a total of $730,000.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent C H. Quintero to a minor league contract.
    Monday, January 13th, 2003
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent C P. Hoover to a minor league contract.
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent 1B T. Dawkins to a minor league contract.
    Friday, January 10th, 2003
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent CF C. Everett to a 1-year contract worth a total of $430,000.
    Thursday, January 9th, 2003
    Oakland Athletics: Signed free agent SS A. Cintron to a minor league contract.
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    Alright! Excitement in Pitt with these additions, especially Giambi, Cookson, Castilla and Kendall

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    dnesday, February 12th, 2003
    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed free agent C G. Myers to a 2-year contract worth a total of $7,100,000.
    California Angels: Signed free agent MR D. Elliott to a 1-year contract worth a total of $490,000.
    Texas Rangers: Signed free agent RF J. Gonzalez to a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent 3B O. Merced to a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000.
    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed free agent SS M. Morandini to a 1-year contract worth a total of $570,000.
    Texas Rangers: Signed free agent RF R. Cedeno to a 1-year contract worth a total of $350,000.
    Texas Rangers: Signed free agent 1B J. Mabry to a 1-year contract worth a total of $350,000.
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent 2B E. Pena to a minor league contract.
    Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SS O. Cabrera to a minor league contract.
    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed free agent SP D. Hermanson to a 2-year contract worth a total of $10,000,000.
    California Angels: Signed free agent MR J. Rosado to a 3-year contract worth a total of $1,080,000.
    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed free agent SP S. Woodard to a 2-year contract worth a total of $6,980,000.
    Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent CL M. DeWitt to a minor league contract.
    Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent MR P. Feliciano to a 2-year contract worth a total of $3,420,000.
    Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent RF D. McDonald to a minor league contract.
    Minnesota Twins: Signed free agent DH J. Cust to a minor league contract.
    Baltimore Orioles: Signed free agent SP R. Ankiel to a minor league contract.
    Monday, February 10th, 2003
    Texas Rangers: Signed free agent 2B Q. Veras to a 1-year contract worth a total of $1,230,000.
    Sunday, February 9th, 2003
    California Angels: Signed free agent CF P. Munoz to a 2-year contract worth a total of $7,540,000.
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    I need a starting-caliber catcher

    and 4th OFers

    SP wouldn't hurt either


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    Quote Originally Posted by metsrock229 View Post
    I need a starting-caliber catcher

    and 4th OFers

    SP wouldn't hurt either
    CF Eric 'Crash Test Dummy' Byrnes ??
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    Whats up with this incredibly short draft class? And some of the odd ratings?

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