Hang on to your hats folks, we are about to see some great baseball in Grand Prairie. The season is about to start for 2011, and there are new owners, and a new coach. Things are going to get pretty interesting around here.
From AirHogsbaseball.com comes this news:
The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that Ricky VanAsselberg has been named the team’s field manager for the 2011 season. VanAsselberg comes to Grand Prairie after two years as the manager of the American Association champion Shreveport-Bossier Captains.
“I’m thrilled about getting the chance to manage the AirHogs,’’ said VanAsselberg. “I know the folks in Grand Prairie are excited about the 2011 season. It’s a great area for baseball. I think the fans will really enjoy watching this team play.”
VanAsselberg led the Captains to the 2010 American Association title by sweeping Sioux Falls in the finals. The Captains finished the regular season with a 58-37 record. In 2009, VanAsselberg led the team to a 48-48 record – a 22-game improvement from the previous season.
And what kind of fire and brimstone will VanAsselberg bring? Have a look.