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October 22, 2013

Pelham firm cranks out Red Sox championship shirts

Local firm prints Red Sox championship shirts

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Printing emblems on championship clothing is nothing new for this company of approximately 30 employees. The company has also printed merchandise for clients when the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots have won big.

But printing championship shirts for the Red Sox — or any baseball team — can be tricky, Moisan said. A large lead in the fourth quarter of a basketball or football game doesn’t disappear as quickly as one can in a baseball game, he said.

“You always have to wait for the last out,” Moisan said.

So, when Boston outfielder Shane Victorino hit his grand slam in the seventh inning Saturday night, giving the Red Sox a three-run lead they would never relinquish, Moisan said he felt a little relieved.

Now, Moisan and his crew are getting ready for the World Series.

If the Red Sox win, the presses will start rolling the minute the last out is made, he said. The company would print 40,000 to 50,000 shirts, he said. Employees started work on some of the blue World Series shirts yesterday.

“We’ll have the full staff in here and get some food and try to make it as comfortable as possible because we know we will be in here all night,” he said.

Although most of the crew backs the Red Sox, he said, there are a few stragglers among them.

“There are some Yankee fans,” Moisan admitted, “but about 90 to 95 percent are Red Sox fans, so that does help.”

While winning a World Series takes an entire team, so does printing championship T-shirts, DeVits said.

“We have a great group of guys here,” he said. “It takes an enormous amount of teamwork.”

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