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Friday, April 27, 2007

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Choo hears boos for wrong reason

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, promoted to the big leagues Monday by the Indians, has heard boos before.

Last week, the boos took on a disturbing tone. When Class AAA Buffalo, the Indians’ top farm club, played in Toledo, fans apparently associated him with Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech senior who killed 32 of his schoolmates before killing himself April 16.

Guapo Posted: April 27, 2007 at 11:40 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, international, minor leagues

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   1. Belfry Bob Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:04 AM (#2348089)
So that's why Tribe fans have been booing Trot Nixon...
   2. Tony H. Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:09 AM (#2348102)
That doesn't even make any sense. It appears there are just some jackasses in Toledo. I highly doubt people actually associated him with Cho.
   3. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:31 AM (#2348117)
No way people are that stupid and insensitive
   4. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:37 AM (#2348119)
It appears there are just some jackasses in Toledo.
Yes. They're called the Toledo Rockets. But that's not important right now.
   5. Guy LeDouche Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:45 AM (#2348123)
Guy calls BS on this story
   6. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:47 AM (#2348125)
The fans and media have hated Korean players long before now. Just ask Bryun Hyung Kim and Hee Seop Choi. I've got no clue why, though.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:03 AM (#2348133)
Choo's spirit of juche should get him through this.
   8. McCoy Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:04 AM (#2348134)
No they are saying Boo-urns.
   9. Francoeur Sans Gages (AlouGoodbye) Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:06 AM (#2348137)
The fans and media have hated Korean players long before now. Just ask Bryun Hyung Kim and Hee Seop Choi. I've got no clue why, though.
They like players you can scrute.
   10. TerpNats Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:13 AM (#2348144)
It appears there are just some jackasses in Toledo.

Yes. They're called the Toledo Rockets. But that's not important right now.


Must be a Bowling Green fan...
   11. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:17 AM (#2348149)
Must be a Bowling Green fan...
Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Zoomba
Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Ze
Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Zoomba
Ay Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Ze
Roll along you BG warriors
Roll along and fight for BGSU!
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:47 AM (#2348160)
How retarded. Did Lee Lacy get a lot of crap after John Wayne Gacy was caught?
   13. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: April 28, 2007 at 05:39 AM (#2348178)
I haven't RTFA, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if some yahoos (no pun intended) singled this guy out because of Cho. I still remember meeting my wife's cousin and hearing him, a Long Island Yankee fan, describing a trip to Chicago where he took in a Cubs game and saw Mark Prior collide with "that Chinese guy, what's his name, Sum Dum ###?" A lot of people don't really think of the players as people, especially when they're on the field.
   14. Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name Posted: April 28, 2007 at 10:51 AM (#2348205)
I don't understand, how do we know they weren't saying "Chooooooooo"?
   15. bookbook Posted: April 28, 2007 at 12:08 PM (#2348211)
Yes, people are that stupid.

A family member received a flurry of death threats and bomb threats over the phone due to a superficial name similarity to a terrorist. Over a period of many months
   16. Paul Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:48 PM (#2348304)
After Son of Sam was captured, the owner of Sam the dog said he received threats. (Maybe the dog did too)
   17. rr Posted: April 28, 2007 at 03:55 PM (#2348310)
Yes, people are that stupid.

I agree, unfortunately, although I'd say "a few people." I would be quite surprised if some of the booing of Choo was not based on Va Tech.
   18. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:10 PM (#2348326)
They were so stupid they were booing Cliff Lee, too.
   19. Rich Rifkin I Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:26 PM (#2348343)
The fans and media have hated Korean players long before now.
Some Cleveland fans even boo Chick Corea. Then again, who doesn't hate jazz fusion.
   20. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: April 28, 2007 at 04:33 PM (#2348352)
After Son of Sam was captured, the owner of Sam the dog said he received threats

Sonofabitch.

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