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February 2, 2012

Survivor Almost Had "New York" Russell

You know those New Era commercials featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski?  Well, as it turns out, season 22 of the CBS show "Survivor" almost had its own New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox cap feud.

Allow me to explain.

"Survivor: Redemption Island" featured returning favorite (and eventual winner) "Boston" Rob Mariano and his trademark Red Sox lid squaring off against one of the game's biggest villains Russell Hantz.

And as it turns out, Hantz had a particular item on his luxury item wishlist.

"My luxury item for Redemption Island with Rob (Mariano) was a New York Yankees baseball cap," the three-time contestant told fellow former castaway Rob Cesternino during a recent podcast interview.  "But they said no way."

There's no word as what Hantz (a Houston Astros fan, by the way) was allowed to bring to Nicaragua for the show...but the Yankees cap would have been a nice touch.

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