Cubs fans flock to Walt's in Homewood to see Anthony Rizzo

There was a lot of blue in the long line stretching from the south doorway past the end of the building at Walt's Food Center on 183rd Street in Homewood on Monday. Cubs fans came decked out in caps, T-shirts, jersies and, in one case, tattoos with the team colors to show their support as they waited to get autographs from first baseman Anthony Rizzo. 

The event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. was hosted by Walt's and sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. 

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo poses with fan 
Joey Corina of Shereville, Ind. 
Courtney Pluskota of Lansing waits with Kyle Pals to see 
her favorite ballplayer. She said the two had already
been in line an hour just before noon, but the wait was
worth it for a chance to meet Anthony Rizzo. 
Walt's Food Center owner John Lagestee Sr. shows 
his autographed Cubs cap. 
Brandon Czerwiec, right, of Tinley Park, waits while
Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs provides an autograph. 


(Photos by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

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