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Forbidden Love : Ji-Man Choi

Forbidden Love is a Cubs DNA series where our staff waxes poetic about a player on a team other than the Cubs. Maybe even one you think they should hate. In this installment, Tina gets up and dances with Tampa Bay Rays' First Baseman, Ji-Man Choi.

I was not familiar with Ji-Man Choi before last season, but thanks to the Twitter account Ji-Man Dancin, I was introduced to a player with quite the dance moves. Being of Asian descent, I have a soft spot for the Asian guys of the MLB (ex. for that one Piebutt), and I especially love those with a fun personality!

Ji-Man started his career in 2010 with the Seattle Mariners minor league system, then signed a minor league contract with the Orioles in 2015. Later in 2015, he was selected as a Rule 5 draft pick for the Angels and DFA'd in December 2016. He spent the next two years with the Yankees and the Brewers before getting traded to the Rays in 2018. He has since thrived with the Rays and has become a fan favorite.

Check out the fun he's having-

People love Ji-Man!

Having fun with pal Gomer!

Someone else thinks he's adorbs.

I'm glad to see he's extra cautious by wearing his mask on the field...

...And at bat.

He fields righty and normally bats lefty, but he did this just over the weekend! Could he turn into a switch hitter? Stay tuned!

Dance on, Ji-Man. Have a fun and safe baseball season, for as long as it lasts!


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