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The Basics
Hometown:
Forest Hill, Md.
Years in MiLB: 12
Years in Curve, PA: 12 (2009-present)

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song? "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
Favorite place to eat in Blair County? Tim's American Cafe
Favorite sports teams? Maryland Terrapins
Dream vacation? Mars

Glenn McComas has been the head of concessions at Peoples Natural Gas Field since 2011. He joined the front office in 2009 as the Assistant Concessions Manager and moved into his current role in November 2010. The Lozinak family bought the Curve back from Chuck Greenberg after the 2008 season and overhauled the concessions operation for the 2009 season and Glenn has been cooking with the Curve ever since. Glenn worked in the food industry for 30 years, including time with the Lozinaks' McDonald's franchises, before he came to Altoona.

The Basics
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
College: University of Akron
Years in MiLB: 7
Years in Curve, PA: 1 (2020-present)
Past MiLB organizations: Akron RubberDucks & Tacoma Rainiers

Curve Cuts
Walk-up song? "Bad Blood" by Taylor S
Favorite TV show(s)? Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty
Favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy
What do you like to do in your spare time? What spare time?

James Petrella joins the Curve for his first season as the team's head groundskeeper in 2020. He comes to Altoona by way of the Akron RubberDucks (Double-A, Indians), where he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant groundskeeper. The Tacoma, Wash. native started his baseball career with the RubberDucks in 2014 while he was a student at the University of Akron. Petrella completed his degree in Sport Management at Akron in 2016 and continued to work with the RubberDucks through the 2016 season. He spent 2017 back in Washington state as a gameday groundskeeper with the Tacoma Rainiers and an intern at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility before he returned to Northeast Ohio the following year. James now lives in Altoona and will be getting married after the season.