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Quote of the Day: Shin-Soo Choo

Jun 24, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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“You know a frog goes down, because he wants to go forward more? I try to think like that.”

Truth, brother. Truth. I guess.

OK, no fair picking on Choo for offering a confusing metaphor. Few people whose native tongue is English can whip out a decent metaphor, so Choo gets extra points for simply trying. And besides, it’s merely the introduction to a good column about Choo and his struggles by Anthony Castrovince at MLB.com.

So I guess what I’m saying is, come for the frog metaphor, stay for the insight.

  1. b7p19 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Well, I know what my next inspirational cross stitch project will be.

  2. lampdwellr - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Frog-related nickname suggestions:

    “The Bullfrog”
    “Battletoad”
    “Frenchy”

    • b7p19 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:45 PM

      Wart?

    • jimbo1949 - Jun 24, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      Toad

  3. Jonny 5 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    I thought Shin-Soo WAS his nickname.

  4. Loren - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    “Baron Greenback”
    Or am I the only one who used to watch Danger Mouse?

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 25, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    how about DD for drunk driver?

  6. hbdbrowns33 - Jun 25, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    he does have a nickname its choo choo train and its lame. no one really says it but when he bats people just do the choooo chant

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