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Faceplant! Ian Kinsler shows us the worst head-first slide of all time (GIF)

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Somewhere in Taiwan, Manny Ramirez is staring at an iPad laughing at Ian Kinsler.

Ramirez showed us a pretty horrible example of sliding recently, but he's got nothing on what Ian Kinsler did in Thursday's Texas Rangers game against the Detroit Tigers while advancing to third base from first on a single. Let's cut to the GIF:

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It was so bad that even Ron Washington, his own manager, had to laugh at Kinsler. If you prefer the frozen-motion pictures, here's the story of Kinsler's slide in three acts:

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His body and his ego might be a little sore today, but on the bright side, Kinsler was safe at third. He even scored afterward.

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