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Jackie Robinson West All Star t-shirts selling like hotcakes

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

As Jackie Robinson West All Stars continue winning in the Little League World Series, their t-shirts are getting harder and harder to come by as the entire city shows them support.

It's turned into one of the hottest commodities in Chicago. People started lining the streets at 7 a.m. Saturday, all to get their hands on the t-shirts.

"I've been here since eight this morning and I just could not walk away. I'm doing this for our children. They deserve it. They need to know that we are back here supporting them standing in line for 4 hours and they deserve every second I stood in that line." Letitia Dennis said.

The gold and navy Jackie Robinson West t-shirts are flying off of the shelves. Dicks Sporting Goods on Canal St. ordered hundreds more before Sunday’s big game.

"I was so excited when they won in Indianapolis and I should have gotten a shirt right after that, but here I am just grateful that I have the opportunity to experience this. Go Jackie Robinson West." Gina Calinda said.

The little leaguers are playing more than 600 miles away, but that’s not stopping fans from cheering them on right here in Chicago.

"I have not a soul that I know, but I just feel like they're mine. I'm a CPS teacher and these kids deserve it. We need to make sure we put them on a pedestal as often as we can." Letitia Dennis said.

"I'm just so proud I can't even explain how I feel. It's just a wonderful thing that they're doing." Arlene Davidson said.

Because of the high demand, customers could only buy 2 shirts each, but most people said they’re just happy to support the team.

"I wanted to get a couple more, but just to have their name across my chest. So, my daughter and I have to share a shirt." Letitia Dennis said.

A viewing party will be held on Sunday at Jackie Robinson Park at 1pm. The park is located at 105th and Morgan Street in Chicago.

 

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