LINCOLN, Neb. Calling the Lincoln Saltdogs Bruce Anderson's favorite baseball team would be an understatement. Anderson had been going to Saltdogs games for more than ten years, but lately his deteriorating health has made that nearly impossible. Monday night, he had one wish and that wish came true.
Anderson said he loves going to the games because it’s a way for the whole family to have fun.
”I go to have fun, to be in the baseball atmosphere,” he said.
Anderson was a committed Saltdogs fan. He got his first season tickets in 2001 and had them for ten years. In 2012 he was diagnosed with Myositis, a nerve and muscle degenerative disorder. This diehard baseball fan was too weak to have season tickets anymore.
With the help of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and the Lincoln Saltdogs, Anderson was able to take his family and friends to a special skybox suite for one last game.
“This is something we wanted to do for him, to give back to the community and to help him get his final wish," said Bret Beer, director of marketing for the Lincoln Saldogs.
Anderson was treated to one final win, the Saltdogs beat the St. Paul Saints, 13-2.