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Pierzynski and Ramirez go at it in dugout

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22531475.jpgMINNEAPOLIS - Catcher A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez had words between the second and third innings, with Pierzynski obviously upset with the shortstop, and seemingly not letting it go.
Cameras picked up Pierzynski yelling at Ramirez and then saying stuff as he was walking away, until Ramirez had enough and went after the catcher.
Jermaine Dye then grabbed Ramirez, doing his best to cool things down.
"I'm not commenting on that,'' Dye said later.
Asked if it was over, Dye replied, "Go ask the players involved or the manager.''
Whatever happened didn't sit well with manager Ozzie Guillen, who then kicked a bucket of bubblegum out of the dugout, yelling at his team.
"That's us, that's private,'' Guillen said. "I don't like my players digging into each other for no reason. I'm the one that makes those calls, I'm the one that gets into the players' butts. I was a little upset about it, but that's part of the game.''
So why the bubblegum kick?
"I was upset with the way we were playing, too, and everything came together in the same inning,'' Guillen said. "I was upset because things like that can't happen. I'm the one that puts the fingers on the players because this is my job, and anybody have a problem with that they know what to do.''
From what Guillen was saying, it sounded like he didn't appreciate his players for getting on each other for a message that should come from him.
"It happened, it's over,'' Pierzynski said. "You move on. And that's it. Whatever happened, happened. And that's it.''

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