Choo has no doubt that some of his countrymen could succeed in the majors as he has. "Baseball is baseball—it's not that different," he says. "Many guys can play here. But it is not easy to come. Many people said I made a mistake when I came." He adds, "Baseball is all I know. I've played it all my life. Guys here talk about what they want to do if they don't play baseball—they can do a lot of different things. But I don't have anything else I can do." He looks around the clubhouse, which has become his home, and says, "Hopefully, I'll be here a long, long time."
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