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It's "Win or Go Home" for Jackie Robinson West

Third watch party panned for team Monday at 7 p.m.



    8/18/2014: NBC 5's Dick Johnson reports from Jackie Robinson Park. (Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014)

    Chicago's Little League World Series Cinderella story could come to an end Monday -- or the glass slipper could still have some life.

    Jackie Robinson West will look to rebound from a disappointing loss over the weekend as they face off against Cumberland, Rhode Island in Williamsport, Pennsylvania at 7 p.m. CT.

    The team lost to Nevada 13-2 in just four innings in their second game in the series.

    City officials announced plans Sunday night for a third official watch party for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars as they compete in the Little League World Series.

    The mayor's office said the watch party will be held at Jackie Robinson Park, located at 10540 South Morgan Park St.

    "Jackie Robinson West has shown us before they know how to come back and dig their heels in when they're down -- and I have faith that they'll do it again when they take the field again," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. "No matter the outcome, though, they are winners in every sense of the word and have earned a place in the hearts of Chicagoans."

    The enthusiasm hasn't died for the team. Fans continued to flock to Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop Monday to snag one of those elusive t-shirts.

    "We have people calling from the moment we're open to beyond," manager Jermiah Zimmer said.

    "I'm pumped, all kids are pumped, the city is pumped, we've got to keep this energy going, we've got a game tonight that's a must-win," fan Rasaan Liddell said.

    Those attending the watch party are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, but alcohol is not permitted.

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    8/14/2014: Family, and fans celebrate Chicago's big win at the Little League World Series. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford reports from Williamsport.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)