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Book excerpt from 'Sweet Lou'

Piniella got quick introduction to Cubs experience in '07

Originally Published: June 22, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | Special to ESPNChicago.com

This excerpt from "Sweet Lou ... Lou Piniella: A Life in Baseball" is printed with the permission of Triumph Books. This passage recounts Piniella's first season with the Cubs in 2007.

While Piniella was generally pleased with his new club, telling Jim Hendry when the GM asked if there was anything else he needed, "No, we have all the ingredients," he was surprised at the lack of fundamentals, despite what he had been told.

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