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Cubs Fans Meet David Ross

Cubs fans looking to keep the party going waited in line for several hours to get a glimpse of now-retired catcher David Ross on Sunday.

DICK’S Sporting Goods hosted a free World Series celebration at their store in suburban Niles, located at 5601 Touhy Avenue, with a meet-and-greet with the man affectionately known as 'Grandpa Rossy.'

Fans began lining up as early as Saturday night, as just the first 300 customers were given wristbands and their chance to meet Ross, who captured many hearts with his 'year-long retirement party.'

The meet-and-greet ran from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with fans also scoring autographed player cards and baseballs. 

"He's super nice, he was like, 'Hi, I'm David,' I'm like, 'I know who you are,'" one fan named Samantha said. 

She and her friend Brenda weren't just lucky enough to meet him at the event. They also spotted him at lunch beforehand and even snapped a selfie. 

"I'm super happy to be able to experience this because my family is in Arizona right now so I'm the only one here," Samantha added. 

"We love this team, you know, being born and raised in Chicago on the North Side, ten minutes from Wrigley," Brenda said. "I wouldn't have had it any other way."

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