Saturday, May 30, 2015


The idea was simple. The day I wrote THE YANKEES & THE RABBITOHS SIDE BY SIDE back on March 30th, I decided to make it a quest to find myself a Rabbitohs hat and wear it in America. After all, the Rabbitohs were an Australian Football club and Joey and Charles Moses, read HERE, made me a fan.

Well, I searched high and low for the hat above. I could not find it on Amazon, on any Sports merchandise site... I couldn't even find it in New York City or Modells, or any place. I had nothing.  I was annoyed.

Then I thought for a moment. I remember when I wrote that piece about Charles Moses seeing the Yankee and Rabbitohs shirts in the window, the store was in Sydney. It was a sports store called Mick Simmons Sport. I started looking there, and then, next thing I knew I was finding anything Rabbitohs I wanted! That's when I got the message from Joey.  He saw the BYB Rabbitohs piece. "Great work. You're a Legend."

I love that he calls me "a Legend." I'm not gonna lie, I get a kick out of it.  Joey's a great dude and like a brother to me.  We speak all the time and I like that he appreciates what we do here at BYB.  I wrote him back on Facebook about my hat search... I hit a snag:

Hmmm. "Leave it with me."  What was this dude up to?

A few weeks later, that hat you see in the header was in my mailbox. Airmail... from Australia.  Not just 1... 2. Needless to say, my wife and I wear Rabbitohs proud all over town these days.  It's awesome and the hate fits and looks terrific!

In return, I packaged up something special.  A Bleeding Yankee Blue shirt, and a #BYB tank for his squeeze.  In fairness to Joey, he insisted... no... HE DEMANDED I not send him a thing. But that's not in my nature.
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And so, now we're even because that's my brother over there, he took care of me. I don't forget stuff like that. It's what class is.

So that's my story about the Rabbitohs hat and a guy who I call a good friend.  I'm thinking about taking a vacation to Sydney, Australia.  I think it would be pretty cool to visit.  Plus, I have my second family out there... Charles and Joey Moses and their great family.

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