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Prospects Anxious to Meet Piniella

Lou Piniella can be quite an intimidating fellow and no time soon is he likely to live down his reputation as a fiery manager with some of the best (and worst) on-field outbursts over the years. All the same, many prospects in the Cubs' farm system are eagerly anticipating their first vis-à-vis with "Sweet Lou."

"I think it's going to be great," said left-handed pitching prospect Carmen Pignatiello. "Lou seems like a very competitive guy. He will make camp a very competitive atmosphere and that brings the best out of everyone there." Of course for all the good it did, Dusty Baker's camps were also quite competitive if you are to believe the players and coaches who annually sweated them out in Mesa, Ariz...

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