Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fanatics has agreed to change up how they are doing business. For the time being, the MLB jersey factory will shift it’s production to assist the medical field. Rather than producing team jerseys, they will now produce masks and gowns to go to frontline medical workers including nurses and doctors.
Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin took to Twitter to make the official announcement today, along with his thanks to MLB’s commissioner.
Woke up in the middle of the night last week with idea of converting our Fanatics factory in PA that makes official MLB jerseys into a facility that makes much needed masks and gowns and then donating them to help fight this horrendous virus.
Rubin went on to showcase the capabilities of over one hundred workers getting these products cranked out.
(We) plan to make one million masks and gowns then immediately donate and distribute them to hospitals and emergency management personnel across PA with the goal of extending this to NJ and NY.
The shift in focus from producing MLB jerseys comes on the same day that baseball was supposed to be starting their season.