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PHOENIX Cubs players got their first look Thursday at Piniellas starring role in a bottled-water commercial in which he pitches a fit with an umpire, gets ejected, throws a base and then cools off with a cold bottle of water as he strolls off the field.

The commercial aired in the Cubs clubhouse Thursday afternoon, getting cheers and shouts — “Hey, Lou! and “Thats good [stuff] right there! — from the guys in the main part of the clubhouse as Piniella watched from his office while talking to beat writers.

“There you go, he said, stopping his answer to a question and nodding toward the TV in his office. “Thats what I needed [Wednesday] night, was some water when I went into the press room. Where was the Aquafina when I needed it?

As if on cue, closer Ryan Dempster poked his head in the office and said, “That was beautiful.

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