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Former Major Leaguer Jeff Cirillo, who played two seasons with the Mariners, mimics batting poses while talking to Walla Walla Community College baseball players earlier this week at the school's indoor hitting facility. Cirillo was in town to help promote the Walla Walla Sweets, the West Coast League expansion franchise that will begin play next summer at Borleske Stadium. Cirillo, who retired following the 2007 season and lives in Bellevue, is one of the Sweets' owners.

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Ex-Mariner Cirillo is Walla Walla Sweets' big-league connection

And after two forgettable seasons with the Mariners, he looks forward to a better Washington state experience in Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA — Jeff Cirillo can only hope that his second baseball venture in the Evergreen State is more fruitful than his first.Cirillo, who retired following the 2007 season after 14 years in the Major Leagues, was in Walla Walla this week representing

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