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Posted at 10:54 AM on July 27, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Well, the Twins swept the White Sox to tie for second place in the division, but the Yankees swept the Rangers to sneak ahead of both teams into the wild card lead. To celebrate, some misc links:

Contending Holes: National League
There was recently a similar list of contending AL teams, and where they might need to upgrade by the looming trade deadline. This is the NL one.

Why not use a successful model for the new Twins stadium?
A commentary on our own MPR site, in case you missed it.

O'Neil, 94, walks twice as oldest pro baseball player

Not to be outdone by that young 83-year-old whippersnapper Jim Eriotes, Buck O'Neil strapped on a Kansas City Monarchs jersey and played in a minor league all-star game, partly to boost his Hall of Fame campaign. O'Neil was a two-time Negro League batting champion, and became Major League Baseball's first black coach with the Chicago Cubs.

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