08.22.13

The Mid ’90′s Philadelphia Phillies – LIteracy Advocates

Posted in Baseball, Gridiron at 1:26 pm by

(I’m almost certain John Kruk would consider the title, “curator”, highly pretentious)

Former Eagles DT Hollis Thomas made a Philly radio appearance earlier today in which he cited one of the fringe benefits of Philadelphia’s football and baseball teams sharing the long-since demolished Veterans Stadium.   From CBS Philly’s Spike Eskin :

“[The Phillies] did have an awesome… we used to share like the shower and rest room area at the Vet, and they had an awesome collection of porn. They did, it was just like a bunch of books in there,” Thomas said Thursday on the 94WIP Morning Show. “It was just in a chest. When I first got there I was like, ‘What is this?’ They was like, ‘This is reading material’. I was like, ‘Reading material?’

“Everybody knows about the blue chest,” he said. “It was an array, a pretty good array of magazines. You actually had a variety too. It was almost like a newsstand, put it that way. Actually, yeah, it was the precursor to the internet. You just picked up one, and there was a little sign that said when you’re done with the book, put it back. I did get a couple of books where the pages were stuck together.”

Leave a Reply