New Salt Lake Bees manager excited for baseball season

Posted at 10:30 PM, Apr 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-08 00:30:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Dodgers fans will never forget when Kirk Gibson hit a walk-off home-run in the first game of the 1988 world series.

It’s a moment that new manager of the Salt Lake Bees won't forget, either.

"Exciting moment in my career," new manager of the Salt Lake Bees Dave Anderson said. "Obviously winning the World Series in 1988 was the highlight of my career, so I was very fortunate to be there."

With a World Series win under his belt, Anderson moved into management after his MLB career was finished. Now, he is in Salt Lake to manage a new, young Bees team. But, this is not his first time in Salt Lake.

"This ballpark has been one of the better ballparks as far as scenery with the mountains and all of that stuff," Anderson said about Smith's Ballpark. "I played here in 1982 and that's the thing I remember from playing in this ball park is the mountains in the background there."

While this is a young team for the Bees, Anderson feels they have a great team with a lot of potential to make it to the big leagues.

"One of the things I really like about the club is these guys have been around each other for a little while now and they seem to get along, enjoy being around each other. They are very competitive; we've had some guys on the team that have had some opportunities to make it to the big league club but didn't do it this time right off the season start. But, I think you will see a lot of these guys going to the big leagues and playing for the Angels this year."

The Bees start off their season in Sacramento on Thursday. Their first home game is on April 17.