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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    Did anyone else catch the inning the other night when they had the Korean professor from NKU in the TV booth? She's struck up a friendship with Choo and she made the comment that he was a lot happier in Cincy than he was in Cleveland. Anyone have any insight on that comment? Whatever the root or reasoning, it's great to hear he's already so happy in Cincinnati.
    There's been a lot of speculation that the players up in Cleveland hated Manny Acta, and that there was not a good locker room culture there.

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    Was I the only one who found the whole "lets interview a random Korean person about Shin-Soo Choo" segment during the Friday night telecast to be incredibly awkward and slightly racist?
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    Was I the only one who found the whole "lets interview a random Korean person about Shin-Soo Choo" segment during the Friday night telecast to be incredibly awkward and slightly racist?
    Maybe a little awkward, but that's to be expected. Not racist in the least, IMO. I think those kind of half-inning visits are scripted, at least to an extent, so the back and forth between the Reds announcers and the NKU prof had a pretty natural flow to it. I liked how they let her use Korean to give the score and go to commercial.

    Cincy/Reds Country could use a little diversity, IMHO, so I was glad to see this.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Was I the only one who found the whole "lets interview a random Korean person about Shin-Soo Choo" segment during the Friday night telecast to be incredibly awkward and slightly racist?
    A professor who has struck up a friendship is not random. Not sure what your beef is. Is having an interpreter for Aroldis Chapman and interviewing him racist? Is it racist that a contingent of people obviously of Far East descent was up and cheering and holding signs at the game Friday and I assumed they were local Koreans?
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    A professor who has struck up a friendship is not random. Not sure what your beef is. Is having an interpreter for Aroldis Chapman and interviewing him racist? Is it racist that a contingent of people obviously of Far East descent was up and cheering and holding signs at the game Friday and I assumed they were local Koreans?
    Agreed.

    She clearly is a huge fan of Choo and has struck up a friendship with him. I found it an interesting enjoyable conversation.

    If you lived in Japan and watched Japanese baseball, I'm sure you'd have an affinity for American players.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    I didn't get that she'd struck up a friendship at all -- just that she'd spoken to him pre-game once and had a friendly conversation.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    A professor who has struck up a friendship is not random. Not sure what your beef is. Is having an interpreter for Aroldis Chapman and interviewing him racist? Is it racist that a contingent of people obviously of Far East descent was up and cheering and holding signs at the game Friday and I assumed they were local Koreans?
    I thought it was great. I enjoyed it.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I didn't get that she'd struck up a friendship at all -- just that she'd spoken to him pre-game once and had a friendly conversation.
    I didn't see the interview. That is what was communicated in the original post.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post

    If you lived in Japan and watched Japanese baseball, I'm sure you'd have an affinity for American players.
    Or rooting for American players in the EPL. If more Koreans get into the Reds, then that's more fans following the Reds. Seems like a good thing to me.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I didn't see the interview. That is what was communicated in the original post.
    She came across as knowing a lot more about Choo than someone who just had one brief pre-game chat with him.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Was I the only one who found the whole "lets interview a random Korean person about Shin-Soo Choo" segment during the Friday night telecast to be incredibly awkward and slightly racist?

    Come on; not in the least. Is everything offensive these days?
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

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    Come on; not in the least. Is everything offensive these days?
    It just struck me as "Here's a Korean person to talk about the Korean player playing for the Reds."

    I found the whole thing to have a subtly racist overtone. I wouldn't have said anything if one of my best friends (who is Korean, born in the United States) didn't make a similar observation when we were talking this weekend.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    It just struck me as "Here's a Korean person to talk about the Korean player playing for the Reds."

    I found the whole thing to have a subtly racist overtone. I wouldn't have said anything if one of my best friends (who is Korean, born in the United States) didn't make a similar observation when we were talking this weekend.
    You must be one of those people who see racism everywhere you look.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    It just struck me as "Here's a Korean person to talk about the Korean player playing for the Reds."

    I found the whole thing to have a subtly racist overtone. I wouldn't have said anything if one of my best friends (who is Korean, born in the United States) didn't make a similar observation when we were talking this weekend.
    If Cairo was interviewed about Chapman, would that be racist? How about Marty talking about Cozart? Larkin talking about Phillips? This seems kind of silly.
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