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Shin-Soo Choo granted military exemption by South Korea

Nov 23, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

Shin soo Choo

In news that is suddenly a lot more noteworthy given today’s bombings, the South Korean government has officially granted Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo a military exemption.

Choo, like all South Korean men, was obligated to serve two years in the military prior to age 30, but the 28-year-old will not have to fulfill that requirement after leading South Korea to the gold medal at the Asian Games last week.

Choo batted .571 with three homers and 11 RBIs in the five-game tournament, collecting two hits in the championship game.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Nov 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Good news for Choo, no doubt. Crappy news for the Korean peninsula.

    • tomemos - Nov 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM

      Yep, this is the day South Korea loses the war. For want of a nail…

      (I’m joking; what you said is insane.)

  2. ThatGuy - Nov 23, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Wow, he must have really wanted that exemption. His stat line is outstanding.

  3. Lukehart80 - Nov 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce has just been called back into active duty.

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