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Whitecaps wrap up a successful 2015 home baseball season
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COMSTOCK PARK, Mich (WZZM) -- It was Game 2 of the Midwest League finals Thursday night, and win or lose, it was the season's last game in West Michigan.

"A lot of people come out here to have fun -- that's what we are selling, is fun," says team president Scott Jones. "If the team wins, it's a bonus."

"Whether or not we have a low-A or high-A or AA club, I don't think that's going to matter if we bring a good game day experience," says Steve McCarthy, the team's vice president of sales.

This has been a spectacular year for the Whitecaps, both on the field and on the concourse.

"Anytime we open a season, something new is at the ballpark and we've always strived for that," says Jones. "This year was the new office, on top is the Bud Bow Tie Deck which we sold 48 times out of 70 dates, and then finally the Founders Clubhouse which has been a huge hit."

"It is the second year in a row of more than 390,000 fans, and with the playoffs we will be up over 400,000 -- which is kind of a big number for us," says McCarthy.

In the minors, success on the field is fleeting, but the organization can build a dynasty by creating that fun and refreshing experience for the fans that support them.

"The team changes every year, " says Jones. "It's just the experience for families that keep bringing them back."


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