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State College Spikes: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star to appear at game

The State College Spikes will have “Mountain Man” from the record-breaking A&E reality show Duck Dynasty on hand this summer to participate in game entertainment.

The special guest will be in town when the Spikes host the Auburn Doubledays, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals, on July 26 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

“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.

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 appearance.

Now in its third season, Duck Dynasty has become the most-watched series in A&E’s history.