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Top O' The Order: Manny and the Dodgers party on

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1. A weird year for clinching celebrations got a little bit weirder on Thursday night when the Dodgers lost to the Padres' AAA team — and then promptly started dousing each other with champagne and dressing up the rookies in drag. As David Brown so rightly tells me, "It's math's fault."

But considering we've only seen one team celebrate via final out (Cubs) while having two other teams qualify via losses elsewhere (Angels and Dodgers) and another two go wild when the AL East was still at stake (Rays and Red Sox), I fully expect the Twins will be uncorking the bubbly while running errands after the Tigers beat the White Sox on Monday. [Los Angeles Times]

2. Here to save the Mets' season — the one and only, indestructible Carlos Voltron. (As an aside, I'll make no apologies when I say that Voltron was the second worst toy of my childhood. First by a landslide was the Snorks.) [The Onion]

3. Up to 5,000 could have seen Ryan Braun's walkoff granny — and, yes, the abs — for free, courtesy of Eric Gagne, who ponied up for the tickets. He owed the fans at least that much. [JSOnline]

4. The fine folks at Oklahoma State University do not want you wearing your Fukuduome shirt to Casual Friday. Mike Gundy provides the explanaton why: "BECAUSE IT'S GARBAGE!" [Rumors and Rants]

5. How the 2005 White Sox ruined baseball for this "fan." [Victoria Times]

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