Saturday, August 3, 2019


Welcome to Rick's Rooms!

This is one of Rick’s Rooms at his Auburn Baseball House. It’s a shared bedroom for baseball players attending the Driveline Program in Kent, WA. For more photos of rooms, accommodations, activities and baseball players in residence, check us out on Instagram at ricksrooms.

Rick’s Rooms
Rick provides up-to-date homes with reasonably priced private and shared rooms. The rooms are specifically designed with trainees and interns in mind who are participating in the Driveline program. Rick’s houses feature acreage with ample on-site parking for lots of' cars.  Each house is about 6 miles to Driveline without the need to drive on busy freeways.

Driveline Program
Driveline is a data driven, baseball performance training program attracting pitchers and batters from all over the U.S. (as well as other countries). This program assesses, guides and trains participating ballplayers to advance in their sport. 

Here is the Driveline Website Link

Having cars is recommended for trainees and interns but some trainees may need transportation. The best way is to “buddy up.” Housemates without cars often schedule their sessions to coincide with others with cars who will share rides. It is recommended that riders work out some gas money help with other drivers.

Shared rooms (two per room) start at $30 per night.
• If staying 30 or more days, the rate drops to $28 per night.
• After six months, the rate drops to $25 per night.

Private (single rooms) start at $40 per night. 
• If staying 30 or more days, the rate drops to $38 per night. 
• After six months the rate drops to $35 per night.

A deposit of $150 reserves a room. This deposit then applies to the first month's rent but is refundable, given advance notice ahead of the intended arrival date. At least a week's notice is important.

Contact Info:
For more information and reservations, call or text at 1-425-414-4045.
Rick may also be reached at:

Auburn Baseball House

The Auburn Baseball House: With a real need for affordable, quality housing for Driveline trainees, Rick initiated a second house in 2019. This one, in neighboring Auburn but near the Kent city border, measures about 3,900 sq feet. It sits on nearly two acres of land. Most of the acreage is natural with maple trees and dense undergrowth where deer, rabbits and squirrels thrive and make appearances in the backyard. 

Don't let the above photo of the front of the house fool you. It's much bigger than it looks! Here (below) is the house from the backyard—a whole lower floor with five of the eight bedrooms and a common area are located on this floor. You can also see from this photo that the ABH has a deck above and a patio below. Old fashioned briquet style barbecuing is available in the spring and summer months on the deck, just off the kitchen.

The ABH has a total of 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 11 baseball players. It is also about 6 miles of the Driveline facilities with about a 15-17 minute drive. More than half of the baseball players bring or rent cars and often share rides with others who do not have personal transportation. The house manager provides backup transportation, when needed, at a nominal per trip fee.

The on-site manager at the ABH assures that the house stays orderly, that daily operations run smoothly, and that extra kitchen how-to's and meal prep tips are shared, when requested.

• Free high speed WiFi
• Large common area in each house with big screen TV for group gatherings
• TVs featuring extensive cable choices
• Fully-equipped kitchens with extras: blenders, Instant Pot (rice cookers), air fryers
• Individual dorm-size refrigerators with extended freezer space on top.
• Personal storage for non-perishables
• Dining areas for socializing while food prepping or eating
• Filtered drinking water 
• Free laundry facilities (detergent provided)
• Extra long beds with comfy mattresses (bedding and towels provided)
• Security systems: cameras and digital locking doors
• Bar-B-Qs (both houses), firepit (at ABH)
• Air Conditioning: Whole house AC at the ABH for summer cooling night and day.

And….something very important—camaraderie (and networking) with other baseball players.