Bob Rikeman & Matt Gerber – Scorpions Baseball

Way back on Episode 1 of Travel Ball Talk we spoke with Bob Rikeman, owner of the Scorpions. You can listen to that episode at It was on that call where Bob announced to the world that the Scorpions were officially putting their money where their mouth is by committing to the development of their ball players. They did this by drastically altering how they (and most travel ball orgs) schedule their summer season. They played in exactly zero events during the month of June. Instead, every single week players were put up in dorms, ate in cafeterias and spent their days practicing baseball the Scorpions way.

Today we are catching back up Bob & Matt Gerber, Scorps Director of Baseball, to find out if their experiment worked.

As with every conversation I have with these guys, I think you can feel the intensity in their voices. There is a passion & competitiveness that is contagious.

I hope you enjoy this episode of Travel Ball Talk.


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