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Ron Cook: Gerrit Cole's attitude, ability can carry Pirates a long way

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole had a curious reaction eventually to repeated mentions of Jake Arrieta's name Wednesday. It was encouraging, actually.tmpplchld "I'm picking us to win it all," Cole said.tmpplchld Not the wild-card game against Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night.tmpplchld Not the National League pennant.tmpplchld The World Series.tmpplchld Arrieta, be damned.tmpplchld I love the kid's attitude.tmpplchld I like the Pirates' chances, as well. Many around town appear convinced the team has little chance against the great Arrieta, the doomsayers going so far as to predict a one-and-done exit from the playoffs and a sour end to this fabulous...