Eddie "Pops" Sabelawski comes to the Pioneers for the 2008 season on a
two-for-one major deal. Buck made an initial Bonus offer of $50 cash, plus a Cow and an Emu for the services of Zack 'Kid' Sabelawski.
Pops was surprised and a little upset by this:
"Hey, I thought you were coming to sign ME for the Pioneers"
Buck, not wanting to lose Kid said:
"Of course I want you too Pop, and i'll even throw in a rooster to sweeten the deal for both of you.".
as though it was his duty as a father to play with his son.
"I'm a Pop....that's what Pops do, and we'll take that rooster now if you don't mind."
Pops comes to the Pioneers with a little rust, not having played the great American game since his yoot.
But Pop has loved to play in the garden since he was a young lad, and the surprised Buck had to admit that he had no idea the Pop could play with such skill.
"If I'd a known that Pop had this much game, I would'a thrown in 2 roosters when i was takin' him with the Kid"
With Capt'n Buck of the Pioneers taking Pops under
his wing to teach him the subtle fineries game, Pops has learned a valuable life
lesson....and imparted this to 'Kid'
"Do as Buck says, not as he does......."!