The story behind Chaim Bloom's Draft Day sweater


It wasn't exactly the chaotic image portrayed by Titans coach Mike Vrabel in his office during the NFL Draft, but Chaim Bloom did manage to stand out Thursday night.

With ESPN and MLB Network both utilizing cameras for glimpses into the chief decision-makers of big-league clubs throughout the MLB Draft, Bloom got his turn on screen as the Red Sox' third-round pick approached. But unlike the night before, the Sox' Chief Baseball Officer distinguished his office space from most everyone else.

The reason? His sweater.

Chaim Bloom sweater grade: A+

— Mike Monaco (@MikeMonaco_) June 11, 2020

What is this outfit and where can I buy it

— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) June 11, 2020

This is a #look

— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) June 11, 2020

The breakdown of the Red Sox' Draft was one thing. But it would almost seem incomplete without uncovering the story behind the sweater.

As it turns out, it is a vintage 1918-style sweater made by Philadelphia-based Mitchell & Ness. That is not only the company that supplies Major League Baseball with most of its throwback gear but was also the place Bloom held a summer job in high school. The sweater utilized during the Draft was one Mitchell & Ness sent Bloom as a gift when he got his current job in the organization.

To order one for yourself, click here.