Our local minor league baseball team made it to the big leagues in 2012, when the cast and crew of HBO's cult "Eastbound and Down" came to town.
For those who haven't caught this hilarious comedy, "Eastbound and Down" stars Danny McBride as Powers, a washed-up former major league baseball player who looks to reclaim his glory days. The third season focused on Powers playing for the Myrtle Beach Mermen where all of the scenes were filmed at Field. Plus, there was a guest appearance by recent Oscar winner and Hollywood golden boy, Matthew McConaughey.
While these days the film crews are gone, the magic of the Pelicans remains. When you're in town, take the family out to the ballgame and experience a great night of baseball excitement.