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Season ticket holders celebrate 20 years with the Scrappers

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NILES, Ohio -

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are celebrating their 20th season in Niles.

There are casual fans and there are real fans.  

21 News spoke with the McCammon family, who over the past 20 years have barely missed any home games here at Eastwood Field.

What's more American than baseball?

According to the McCammons, there's nothing better to do than spend an evening watching the boys of summer.

They've been doing it here in Niles for 20 straight years. Most of them right behind home plate in row A, section 109. 

"I've always enjoyed coming to baseball. One of our first dates was to an Indians game. I enjoyed going to games with my father and going to see the Indians with him. They make it a very family-friendly atmosphere to be in," said Jodi McCammon.

For them, it's a lot easier and cheaper to see the Scrappers than the Indians. Plus, you're are kind of seeing the Indians.

"You can see the new players coming in. Half the players on Cleveland have played here at one time. Kipnis has been here, Ramirez, Perez," said John McCommon.

Who's been the best? John says Ramirez, Jodi says C.C. Sabathia.
 
Don't forget the food and maybe a cold beer.  What're their favorites?  For John, peanuts and hot sausage sandwiches.  Jodi prefers a pretzel with a side of nacho sauce.

There's always a lot of foul balls hit at ball games so the question is, have they ever caught any? Believe it or not, more than you'd think. John says they catch at least one per season.

They aren't the only people in the Valley who have had season tickets for the last two decades. The Scrappers have many dedicated fans just like them.  And that's one of the reasons why the team has been so successful here for so long, whether they've had losing or winning seasons.  

It's about the experience. it's about having fun. And there's a lot of fans that hope that fun never ends.

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