MLB to destroy — not donate — Cleveland Indians World Series Championship gear
CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball has announced they are going to do something different with the gear made for the team that did not win the 2016 World Series.
Usually merchandise of the losing team of any major sports championship is donated to World Vision, a Christian nonprofit that fights poverty around the world.
This year the MLB has told Huffington Post that it plans on destroying the paraphernalia made to sell if the Cleveland Indians would have won the 2016 World Series.
“In past years we have used World Vision, but we have moved our policy to destroying the merchandise,” MLB’s Matt Bourne told the Huffington Post. “The reason is to protect the team from inaccurate merchandise being available or visible in the general marketplace.”
One reason for this change could be because some nonprofits and wholesalers are selling the mislabeled gear, which can be a hinder to the clothing industry.
As of now its not clear when or how the merchandise will be destroyed.