Fans of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” can hit a home-run memory of their own at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans game on Saturday.
Tim Guraedy, better known as “Mountain Man” on the TV series in its sixth season and airing 10 p.m. Wednesdays, will meet and greet fans and pose for photographs during the baseball game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks from Delaware. First pitch is 7:05 p.m., and like every home game on a Saturday, Grand Strand residents who served in World War II will be honored as part of the Pelicans’ “Embrace Veterans Saturdays” promotion.
Guraedy speaks slowly and thoroughly, exactly as the longtime air conditioning specialist by trade does on “Duck Dynasty,” where he is a neighbor of the featured family, the Robertsons. Their Duck Commander company has gone global in selling duck calls and other merchandise and will sponsor Independence Bowl football games in Shreveport, La., through 2019.
Calling Monday from his hometown West Monroe, La., where he has lived for more than a quarter-century, Guraedy remained the humble, faithful Mountain Man. He reiterated his gratitude for so many blessings. He also continues as host of his own radio show 6-7 p.m. (5-6 p.m. CDT) Tuesdays on KMLB-AM “Talk” 540 in Monroe (www.kmlb.com).
A lot of times, I just go to my secluded spot, which is where I live, and try to stay away from people for a little while; I get in my comfort zone with my animals.