As I mentioned at the beginning of yesterday’s Monday Morning Uni Watch report, I’ve been spending a few days on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. That included attending a Sunday-evening fundraiser at a facility that used to be Onancock High School, home of the Blue Devils. Although the school has been converted into artists’ studios and a local cultural center, a bunch of cool memorabilia from the school’s sports program is on display, so I took some photos.
I especially liked the varsity jacket shown above. Interestingly, it’s corduroy, not wool. Either way, it’s gorgeous!
Here’s a photo of the 1926 girls’ basketball team (great uniforms!), followed by the championship trophy they won in 1927:
Naturally, I like the color scheme on this leatherhead football helmet:
Speaking of the football team, I liked this old list of rules from the coach:
Moving on to baseball, I never knew until now that there was something called the Babe Ruth Foundation Sportsmanship Award:
Finally, no collection of high school sports gear would be complete without a pennant and a megaphone:
Incidentally, the fundraiser I was attending included some excellent fresh-shucked oysters. As longtime readers may recall, I’m mildly obsessed with pea crabs, and sure enough, I got a pea crab in one of my oysters on Sunday evening (a sign of good luck!):
So that’s some of what I’ve been up to down here. I’ll be driving back to NYC today — excited to reconnect with the kittens! Which leads us to…