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Postby Polar Bear » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:58 pm

Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo said there is a chance he could be excused from military obligation in South Korea. Choo, a native of South Korea, owes his country two years of military service by the time he is 30 years old. He turns 27 years old July 13.
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How much should I be worried about this? Choo is nothing more than an upside pick at this point, but he is one of my breakout picks this year.
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby RynoDyno » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:14 pm

it shouldn't be a concern this year. maybe next year though. this thread had some discussion on him earlier this year:

viewtopic.php?t=364385&hilit=choo&start=70
DaSh 1s wrote:PS how do u not want to cup the best player in baseball's sack?


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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:42 pm

Maybe he could get some sort of excuse from it as a goodwill ambassador for Korea or something?

Crazy example, but when Slayers Boxer (pretty much the most famous professional Starcraft player) joined the Korean Air Force, they ended up forming a pro starcraft team formed of Air Force members that competed in the pro league there. He was still in the military but he really didn't do any active duty. Choo could probably get the same deal.

(In case you are unaware, Starcraft is probably about as popular in Korea as baseball or soccer.)
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby RynoDyno » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:01 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:(In case you are unaware, Starcraft is probably about as popular in Korea as baseball or soccer.)


a starcraft sighting, wow, I remember being addicted to that game and the expansion pack back in 1999-2000. oh could i rock a zergling rush, hell yea.
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby WyldStallyn » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:05 pm

RynoDyno wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:(In case you are unaware, Starcraft is probably about as popular in Korea as baseball or soccer.)


a starcraft sighting, wow, I remember being addicted to that game and the expansion pack back in 1999-2000. oh could i rock a zergling rush, hell yea.


now that's a good game. i hear theyre making a sequal
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:25 pm

WyldStallyn wrote:
RynoDyno wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:(In case you are unaware, Starcraft is probably about as popular in Korea as baseball or soccer.)


a starcraft sighting, wow, I remember being addicted to that game and the expansion pack back in 1999-2000. oh could i rock a zergling rush, hell yea.


now that's a good game. i hear theyre making a sequal


yes...i cant wait for it...Diablo III is in the works as well...typical Blizzard though, no idea when it will get released
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby killertofu2222 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
WyldStallyn wrote:
RynoDyno wrote:
a starcraft sighting, wow, I remember being addicted to that game and the expansion pack back in 1999-2000. oh could i rock a zergling rush, hell yea.


now that's a good game. i hear theyre making a sequal


yes...i cant wait for it...Diablo III is in the works as well...typical Blizzard though, no idea when it will get released



diablo 3 woo can't wait for that game to come out. i used to rock diablo 2 like it was my job
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby Yoda » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:15 pm

Uh how did the Choo Military Service thread turn into a video game thread? :-D
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:38 pm

I like how my relevant post completely hijacked this thread.

And Starcraft 2 is definitely going to rock socks.

If it ever comes out.
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Re: Choo Military Service

Postby tyrant » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:39 pm

I was in korea for a few weeks and they had about 3 tv channels dedicated to starcraft matches... I wasted a good few hours watching it being so amazed that it was on tv!

err i mean yeah this year shouldnt be a factor for his military service
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