Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have begun to unveil their promotional schedule for the 2014 season with today’s announcement of an appearance by Mountain Man from A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty during a July Bucks game.
Scheduled to appear at renovated Riverfront Stadium on Thursday, July 17, Mountain Man is will sign autographs, take photos with fans, and be a guest public address announcer. In addition, Mountain Man will be the judge of an on-field Duck Calling competition and a “Best Beard” competition for fans.
Mountain Man is known to the show’s millions of hard-core fans as the slow-talking air-conditioning repairman/radio host who 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.
Debuting in March of 2012, Duck Dynasty has become A&E's most-watched series in the network's history. The August 14, 2013 season 4 premier tallied a whopping 11.8 million viewers — the largest audience ever for a non-fiction cable series. It is cable’s top reality program this year, and the No. 2 original series overall.
On July 17, the Bucks host the Alexandria Blue Anchors with gates opening at 5:30 pm and first pitch slated for 6:35 pm. The game is the first game of a four-game homestand for the Bucks. The Bucks will announce more pieces of their 2014 promotional schedule in the coming weeks.
The Bucks will open the 2014 season on the road versus the Rochester Honkers on May 27, but return to Waterloo for their home opener versus Rochester on May 28. Season tickets and group outings are currently on sale. For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21stseason of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.