GOING TO BAT AGAINST ITT

TWO HEAVY HITTERS PLAY HARDBALL. IS THIS FAIR?

If ego and arrogance were virtues, there would be a lot of saints on Wall Street. The most hallowed of the lot would include the highly successful Michael Price, who oversees $26 billion at Franklin Mutual Advisers, and the equally prosperous CEO-for-rent Al Dunlap, who is doing a tour at small-appliance maker Sunbeam Corp. In a brazen display of cronyism, the two last week publicly denounced ITT Corp.'s tactics in fending off a hostile takeover by Hilton Hotels. Picture that: Price, whom FORTUNE magazine calls "the scariest s.o.b. on Wall Street," linking with Dunlap, whose endearing nicknames include "Chainsaw" and "Rambo...

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