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Hartford company pumping out thousands of Cubs hats

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Gima Sport in Hartford plans on pumping out 15,000 Chicago Cubs hats. (WFSB photo) Gima Sport in Hartford plans on pumping out 15,000 Chicago Cubs hats. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Chicago Cubs fans continued to fly high on Thursday, hours after winning their first World Series in 108 years.

But while the work for the Cubs may be done for the season, it's just getting started for Gima Sport in Hartford.

The business is churning out thousands of World Series Champions hats to ship off across the country.

It has 53 machines embroidering five hats an hour.

They'll be running 16 hours a day for about the next week.

"They're called hot market, so they have to get to stores right away," said Roberto Giansiracusa, Gima Sport.

Gima Sport has a deal with a 47 brand hat company.

The hats it's making will be distributed in stores across the northeast.

They'll even travel as far as Chicago before they're picked up by fans.

Giansiracusa said the business will crank out about 15,000 hats before it's all said and done.

"It's exciting because we're here in Hartford making hats for the Chicago Cubs," he said. "And these hats are going all over the country. We say all over the country, because they will be."

Giansiracusa said he's done many of these orders before. However, he said this one is special.

"It's got the same feel that the Red Sox had in 2004 but even more, because that was 86 years, this is 108 years," he said.

Some Boston fans told Eyewitness News that they agree.

"I'm happy to see the Chicago fans get what they've been waiting for for so long," said John Richmond of Tolland.

At least one Indians fan felt the same way.

"I was surprised it went to a game 7, but they're a strong team, they deserved it," said Alex Simiakakus of Plainville.

Since Gima Sport sought to capitalize on the "hot market," they had all scenarios ready to go. It had the royal blue color of the Cubs and the navy blue for the Indians.

The navy blue, however, will have to remain blank.

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