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Guillen questions Ramirez's bizarre decision to slide into third base

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What was the ''Cuban Missile'' thinking?

During the White Sox' seven-run fourth inning Wednesday night against the Twins, Alexei Ramirez scored the tiebreaking run after a bizarre trip around the bases. He doubled one out after Paul Konerko hit a tying two-run homer. With Ramirez getting a comfortable lead off second base, Josh Fields lined a single to center.

Ramirez headed for third and was being waved home by coach Jeff Cox. But Ramirez slid into third base, then immediately popped up to score easily.

''That's Cuban baseball,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said with a roll of his eyes. ''A lot of people in Cuba think they know about this game, they are going to have to teach me that one. You think when you see baseball every day that you have seen it all, you have not. I've never seen that before in my life and I hope I never see it before again.

''When you win, you laugh. When you lose, you want to kill them.''

Ramirez was unavailable for comment after the game.

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