Found November 01, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
Turns out Cubs fans won't be able to get their hands on an authentic Theo Epstein jersey after all. RedEye (a free publication offered by the Chicago Tribune) reporter Tracy Swartz is reporting that Sports World will no longer be selling the Epstein jerseys. The store had been offering jerseys and shirseys bearing Epstein's name and the no. 12 for a couple fo weeks. So why are they pulling what could have been a popular (if not unconventional) product from the shelves? Per Swartz: "Majestic Athletic, which creates officially licensed Major League Baseball apparel, won't produce the Epstein jersey because No. 12 is Cubs left-fielder Alfonso Soriano's number. "We will only produce No. 12 Cubs jerseys with Soriano's name or personalized with a buyer's name," Michael Johnson, vice president of marketing for VF Licensed Sports Group, which owns Majestic, said in an e-mail." Give SportsWorld credit for thinking outside the box on this one....
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