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Long time no see.

The Twins are coming to The Cell for the first time in a few months, and not only are they well behind the White Sox, they're not even in second place. I still have a hard time grasping this.

It's certainly not the first time in the last three years that this series has been relatively irrelevant to the division race, but for once it's a good thing for the Sox.

The best part about this 15 game cushion is I can actually relax--even with Jose Contreras pitching.

Earlier today, the White Sox made a couple of moves:
Prior to tonight's game vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Scott Podsednik on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 13) with a strained left adductor and purchased the contract of outfielder Brian Anderson from Class AAA Charlotte.

I'm excited to see Anderson play, but alas, Ozzie Guillen has seen fit to start Timo in left field. Worse, Timo is leading off. Double worse, Juan Uribe is batting second for some reason (apparently Aaron Rowand is better suited for the 7-hole than Uribe...). You're welcome, Minnesota.