Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for Seattle Times. A reader claims: Like a terrier on a rat. Bite down hard, shake him till head flies off.

Jack Zduriencik’s M’s legacy: More than 3 dozen departed managers, coaches, scouts, staffers

seattletimes.com — Under former Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, a flood of firings and resignations continued throughout his seven-year reign. On Friday Zduriencik himself was forced out. "I expect a better brand of baseball accountability, acceptance of young players, raised expectations for all of our players and coaching staff and a sense of urgency ...

Dysfunction at the top: Eric Wedge, others point to trouble in Mariners’ front office

seattletimes.com — Eric Wedge sat simmering in a Safeco Field conference room as his bosses laid into him. It was 14 months ago, two days after the 2012 season, and Mariners president Chuck Armstrong unleashed what Wedge calls "a ferocious, venom-filled tirade" about the team, coaches and players.
Aug 28, 2015

The best accomplishment Jack Z had in Seattle was remaining employed for 21 months after this story was published. seattletimes.com/sports/mariner…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @AdamKilgoreWP: The best accomplishment Jack Z had in Seattle was remaining employed for 21 months after this story was published. seattletimes.com/sports/mariner…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @AdamKilgoreWP: The best accomplishment Jack Z had in Seattle was remaining employed for 21 months after this story was published. seattletimes.com/sports/mariner…

Aug 28, 2015

Our story from 21 months ago on not only Jack Zduriencik, fired today as #Mariners GM, but also those who hired him. bit.ly/1JC39xC

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Freestyle magician excels at sleight of foot with a soccer ball

seattletimes.com — Bellevue's Cory Black - who recently captured a nationwide competition with his soccer-ball tricks - is heading overseas next week to compete in the World Open Championships. After years playing soccer, Cory Black realized he enjoyed doing tricks with the ball more than the game itself.
Aug 25, 2015

How a onetine high school soccer player from #Bellevue parlayed his skills on to the international stage. #soccer bit.ly/1Lu6HRV

Aug 25, 2015

See how former soccer player Cory Black of Bellevue taking his freestyle skills international. bit.ly/1Lu6HRV pic.twitter.com/StidRPXZhr

Aug 25, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: Our previous tweet about Cory Black, freestyle footballing magician, misspelled his name. Apologies. buff.ly/1JSC4Z3

Ex-Kirkland Little League star Cody Webster calls attention and money surrounding youth sports ‘crazy’

seattletimes.com — Cody Webster still loves Little League baseball and cherishes his biggest playing memories from more than three decades ago. Indeed, those on-field moments in 1982, when Webster and his Kirkland pals famously dethroned Taiwan at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., weren't what nearly ruined his life.
Aug 24, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: @GeoffBakerTIMES: Ex-Kirkland Little League star Cody Webster calls attention, money surrounding youth sports ‘crazy’ buff.ly/1PtTsRZ

Aug 24, 2015

Column: Keep treating kid sports like pro sports, you'll get scandals like we're seeing in #LittlleLeague play. bit.ly/1Nv1IDY

Aug 24, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: ICYMI from @GeoffBakerTIMES: Ex-Kirkland Little League star calls attention & money surrounding youth sports ‘crazy’ ht…

Aug 24, 2015

A look at what can happen when adults keep confusing kid sports played by children with the grown-up pro version. bit.ly/1Nv1IDY

With new deck, Seahawks cater more to quality than quantity

seattletimes.com — Perched high atop the south end zone at CenturyLink Field, it's easy to forget how the last Seahawks season ended one agonizing play short of another Super Bowl title. A new season beckons and the emerald field below glistens in the sunlight, the view of the city's skyline serving as a stunning summer backdrop.
Aug 16, 2015

The #Seahawks adding 1,000 new seats + spiffy deck barely dents ticket demand. Fans paying NFL's highest street costs bit.ly/1hhjOMD

Aug 16, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: The #Seahawks adding 1,000 new seats + spiffy deck barely dents ticket demand. Fans paying NFL's highest street costs bit.ly/1hhjOMD

Hisashi Iwakuma gives Mariners potent No. 2 starter

seattletimes.com — Iwakuma has compiled a 5-1 record and 2.37 earned run average and is quietly building a case for a spot on the American League All-Star team. Iwakuma has been one of the game's top starters since last year's Midsummer Classic, posting the league's second-best earned run average since that time.

Funny or gross? Sounders, Timbers rivalry spills over onto Twitter

seattletimes.com — A Twitter back-and-forth between the two teams devolved into poop jokes. Both the Sounders and rival Portland Timbers last week took a Twitter beef beyond the usual "crap" often posted. And they demonstrated that the lines between "edgy" and "poor taste" remain blurred when it comes to social media.
Aug 09, 2015

Column: The #Sounders-#Timbers "poop" feud on Twitter and challenges facing those running team media accounts. #MLS bit.ly/1TiE8Zo

Aug 09, 2015

What happens when a Twitter "poop fight" between teams doesn't smell great to folks running the teams? #MLS #Sounders bit.ly/1TiE8Zo

Aug 10, 2015

A look at challenges facing social media directors for teams in wake of #Sounders-#Timbers spat on Twitter. #MLS #NBA bit.ly/1TiE8Zo

Aug 11, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: Column: The #Sounders-#Timbers "poop" feud on Twitter and challenges facing those running team media accounts. #MLS bit.ly/1TiE8Zo

Jamie Moyer’s charitable work with children continues in Seattle long even after his career ended

seattletimes.com — Former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer and wife Karen's charitable work with The Moyer Foundation almost unparalleled by other sports figures. Here's how it began, who it helps and why it still matters to them. Tristana Leist remembers former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer less for his mound feats and more as the man who helped a grieving little girl feel normal again.

Former Sonics special assistant Steve Gordon sentenced to 4 years, 2 months

seattletimes.com — Steve Gordon, former NBA special assistant, was led away in handcuffs Thursday after an emotional sentencing for bilking investors out of millions. Onetime Sonics special assistant Steve Gordon was led away in handcuffs Thursday after receiving a four-year, two month prison sentence on wire fraud charges.
Jul 30, 2015

Former Sonics special assistant Steve Gordon sentenced to 4 years, 2 months for bilking millions from investors: bit.ly/1Itqeh1

Jul 30, 2015

Story on emotional courtroom victim statements as ex-#NBA assistant Steve "Hat Man" Gordon jailed 50 months for fraud seattletimes.com/sports/nba/for…

The definition of a 'scoop' in media world not what it used to be

blogs.seattletimes.com — There has been quite a bit of buzz in baseball fan and media circles about this interesting Beyond the Boxscore chart on which baseball reporters get the most scoops. I have to say, this is an ambitious undertaking. We've all speculated before about which writers tend to break the most news, but I've...
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Aug 29, 2015

Some interesting questions about #Mariners picking a GM successor are raised in this @Art_Thiel column. bit.ly/1hL04kA

Aug 28, 2015

RT @seattletimes: .@geoffbakertimes looks at the departed managers, coaches and staffers under Jack Zduriencik: seati.ms/1N1tnMM pic.twitter.com/VBgrPOvQ9G

Aug 28, 2015

Last thing #Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon needs with job hanging in balance is base running gaffes like what just happened to LoMo.

Aug 28, 2015

Our story from 21 months ago on not only Jack Zduriencik, fired today as #Mariners GM, but also those who hired him. bit.ly/1JC39xC

Aug 26, 2015

Shocked and saddened over the 2 journalists in Virginia shot and killed while doing jobs. Could happen to anyone. bit.ly/1EWexPB

Aug 26, 2015

@Dejan_Kovacevic It's the beauty they think is worth paying for. You think that's expensive, try buying Steelers-Hawks tickets on street.:)

Aug 26, 2015

@Dejan_Kovacevic Congrats, Dejan. That sounds like a great step forward after all the hard work you've done to this point.


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