March 11, 2013 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - State College Spikes
STATE COLLEGE - The State College Spikes are "Happy Happy Happy" to announce that "Mountain Man" from the record-breaking A&E reality show Duck Dynasty will meet and greet fans and participate in the game entertainment when the Spikes host the Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals) on Friday, July 26 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Ballpark gates will open at 6 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. game.
"Mountain Man," whose real name is Tim Guraedy, is a neighbor to the Robertsons, the Louisiana family that made a fortune from its best-selling duck calls, and around which the show is based. "Mountain Man" is the only semi-regular cast member who is not a Robertson family member or employee of Duck Commander. He is a neighbor who operates his own air-conditioning repair business and is known for talking very slowly.
During his appearance, "Mountain Man" will hold a free fan meet and greet on the ballpark concourse during the game, will serve as a guest PA announcer using his famously-slow speech pattern, and participate in other game night promotional activities. In addition, any fan catching a "fowl" ball will receive special Duck Dynasty and Spikes prizes, and Spikes concession stands will join in on the theme by serving frog legs, a Robertson family favorite. Additional duck-related themes and events will be continue to be added prior to the July 26 appearance.
Now in its third season, Duck Dynasty has become A&E's most-watched series in the network's history. The February 27, 2013 two-episode Season 3 premier tallied 8.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched telecast in network history, topping the Season 2 finale from December 2012. Season 3 episodes of Duck Dynasty currently air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.
The Spikes will host 38 nights of fun, affordable family entertainment, exciting ballpark promotions and events, and future Major League Baseball stars in action between June 17 and August 30. Season tickets, Flex Books, Value Plans and a variety of group and hospitality options are currently available for the 2013 season and can be purchased by calling (814) 272-1711. Single-game tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 26. The club's 2013 promotional calendar will be announced in full by mid-April.