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Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies shared huge porn collection at Vet


Teams sharing stadiums is becoming a thing of the past as they get their own individual stadiums. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies used to share old Veterans Stadium. That wasn’t the only think shared according to former Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas.

On the radio with 94WIP this morning, he told a tale of a huge collection of porn called the “Blue Chest.”

As transcribed by Deadspin:

“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. 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?’ It was in a blue chest….Everybody knows about the blue chest.

“It was a blue chest right on the other side of the sauna, leading toward the dumpers.

“It was a pretty good array of magazines. It actually had a variety, too. It was almost like a newsstand, put it that way…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 kinda stuck together.”

According to Mike Kane, a former Eagles ball boy, the chest was actually called the “Beavers Trunk.”

This is one of many rumors or legends surrounding the old Vets Stadium. Other legends include in-stadium courthouse and holes in the walls of the cheerleaders’ dressing room.

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