Choo Says a Heartfelt 'Thanks' to Cleveland

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The game is about people. Too often we forget that, obsessing over statistics, complaining about contracts, demanding trades and firings and better performances from our favorite clubs.

That’s all part of baseball in the 21st century, all part of what makes the game great. But every so often, you get a reminder. You hear about something like outfielder Shin-Soo Choo’s farewell note to Chris Antonetti, and you remember just how deep the bonds run in baseball, even — on occasion — between a player and general manager.


Antonetti was the Cleveland Indians assistant GM when the team acquired Choo from the Seattle Mariners for Ben Broussard and cash on July 26, 2006. And Antonetti was the GM who traded Choo and infielder Jason Donald...

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