Editor’s note: The Base Path Podcast co-host Matt Feld is employed by the Nor’Easter Runbird travel ball organization, which is owned by 3Step Sports.
The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is the founder and CEO of 3Step Sports, Dave Geaslen. 3Step is a company that oversees travel programs like The Show New England, the Nor’Easters, Seacoast Pirates, New Hampshire Prospects, and the Bay Sox. 3Step also operates the Select Baseball League and many of the New Balance Tournaments at the New England Baseball Complex.
3Step has come under criticism recently for contributing to the rising costs of travel ball around New England. Geaslen believes that any criticism about 3Step’s role in making the sport more expensive is unfair.
“I’ll try and be nice, but I only saw one criticism, and I really don’t care what he thinks,” Geaslen said. “People get too caught up in high school kids playing in the fall, playing too much, and all those different things. We have nine sports. We had 3.2 million kids go through our events last year, and 64 percent of them aren’t even in high school.