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.

Before getting the ax, Steve Sandmeyer show was scraping by

seattletimes.com — The proverbial writing on the wall for The Steve Sandmeyer Show should have been evident following a pair of February sports events in Arizona just weeks apart. The first was the Super Bowl, in which Seattle homegrown radio host Sandmeyer, 42, was forced to watch his beloved Seahawks on television for a second straight year instead of broadcasting on-location all week like his rivals.
Jul 26, 2015

A look at how The Steve Sandmeyer Show in #Seattle got the plug pulled before really getting chance to truly compete. bit.ly/1DI6PIf

Jul 27, 2015

The corporate decisions that led to The Steve Sandmeyer Show getting axed before it ever competed on an even footing. bit.ly/1DI6PIf

Jul 27, 2015

Their show was the best thing on radio. Now that it's gone, I listen to just NPR. Sigh... seattletimes.com/sports/other-s… @SteveSandmeyer

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Bellevue NHL group pitched city officials on creating entertainment district adjacent to arena

seattletimes.com — Promoters of a failed NHL effort in Bellevue had pitched city officials on creating a sports and entertainment district adjacent to a proposed new arena for the city's Wilburton district, according to newly-released documents.
Jul 24, 2015

Documents show #Bellevue group had proposed major "LA Live" type of development project around potential #NHL arena. bit.ly/1InGe8S

Jul 24, 2015

Group also talked of importing members of $1-billion "Channelside" #arena project in Tampa for similar #Bellevue deal bit.ly/1InGe8S

Jul 24, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: How a sports and entertainment complex, a la Staples Center, might work in the Seattle area. buff.ly/1InJ39Q pic.twitter.com/bqEs9ILETh

Jul 25, 2015

Documents: #Bellevue arena group wanted "LA Live" type project + possible transfer of SoDo's county MOU funds to them bit.ly/1InGe8S

Jul 25, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: Documents: #Bellevue arena group wanted "LA Live" type project + possible transfer of SoDo's county MOU funds to them bit.ly/1InGe8S

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Local groups have work to do before getting legitimate shot at an NHL expansion franchise

seattletimes.com — One thing the NHL hoped to do with its expansion process was determine which ownership groups had some cattle to match their big cowboy hats. From that perspective, mission accomplished. The league received two $10 million applications - $2 million of which is non-refundable - from corporate heavy hitters in Quebec City and Las Vegas, where arenas are being built.
Jul 22, 2015

COLUMN: What do #Seattle area groups need to do to get #NHL or #NBA here? Hint: it involves less talk, more money. seattletimes.com/sports/hockey/…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: COLUMN: What do #Seattle area groups need to do to get #NHL or #NBA here? Hint: it involves less talk, more money. seattletimes.com/sports/hockey/…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @SeaTimesSports: In order for the @nhl to come to Seattle, the city needs deeper pockets. @GeoffBakerTIMES with his take: buff.ly/1GBCmvg

Jul 22, 2015

Whether you agree on $500M #NHL expansion fee, #Seattle area groups lacked the $$ to compete in market set by QC + LV bit.ly/1Jy1iG6

Jul 22, 2015

Two cities willing to pay $500M, so #NHL correctly gauged market price. If #Seattle can't pay price, we aren't ready bit.ly/1Jy1iG6

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Tukwila group does not submit expansion application before NHL deadline

seattletimes.com — A source from the camp of Connecticut businessman Ray Bartoszek, who is trying to build an arena in Tukwila, confirmed he did not submit a $10 million application by the league's 2 p.m. PT deadline. Bartoszek had represented the region's final hope for a bid after Friday's revelations that there would be no applications made by those pushing arena interests in Sodo District or Tukwila.
Jul 20, 2015

My story on non-applications for #NHL expansion by Ray Bartoszek in #Tukwila as well as #Sodo and #Bellevue groups. bit.ly/1fZKEYQ

Jul 20, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: My story on non-applications for #NHL expansion by Ray Bartoszek in #Tukwila as well as #Sodo and #Bellevue groups. bit.ly/1fZKEYQ

Jul 20, 2015

3 Seattle area investment groups balk at applying for NHL expansion team by today's deadline seattletimes.com/sports/hockey/… via @GeoffBakerTIMES

Jul 21, 2015

Longtime #Seattle area politico says #arena groups should pool resources for #NHL after today's $$-driven inaction. bit.ly/1fZKEYQ

Manchester United has gained plenty from union with Aon Corporation

seattletimes.com — One of the most prominent Manchester United "team" members at Century Link Field last Friday was an Edmonds native and Seaview High School grad most sports fans have never heard of.
Jul 20, 2015

See how Edmonds native + company employing him are helping grow #ManchesterUnited soccer brand while gaining from it. bit.ly/1I4B6BN

Seattle, Bellevue groups won’t apply for NHL expansion franchise before deadline

seattletimes.com — Los Angeles businessman Victor Coleman, looking to buy an expansion team to play in a Sodo District arena built by entrepreneur Chris Hansen, has told those working on the deal he won't file his $10 million application as previously planned.
Jul 17, 2015

At least 2 of 3 #Seattle area groups not applying for #NHL expansion. #SoDo not ready, #Bellevue collapsed last week. bit.ly/1I9Isue

Jul 17, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: At least 2 of 3 #Seattle area groups not applying for #NHL expansion. #SoDo not ready, #Bellevue collapsed last week. bit.ly/1I9Isue

Jul 17, 2015

See details/names on failed Bellevue #NHL effort, via interviews/public records request. Much effort, little media. bit.ly/1I9Isue

Jul 18, 2015

RT @GeoffBakerTIMES: See details/names on failed Bellevue #NHL effort, via interviews/public records request. Much effort, little media. bit.ly/1I9Isue

Jul 18, 2015

RT @walsha: Seattle, Bellevue groups won’t apply for NHL expansion franchise before deadline | The Seattle Times seattletimes.com/sports/hockey/…

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When fans fight: Why violence in the stands and online rage is spreading

seattletimes.com — There's a growing perception fan violence is getting worse. Author Justine Gubar describes a "depressing dark side where people do seemingly inexplicable things.'' Former junior hockey player Jeff Fancy remembers swinging away with his stick at the angry mob of fans attacking his teammates on their own bench.
Jul 16, 2015

A fascinating look at fan violence in-person and online and a new book by an @ESPN producer tackling issue in-depth. seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Jul 17, 2015

Do you feel safe taking your kids to the old ballgame? A problem the sports world is literally grappling with. seattletimes.com/sports/seahawk…

Stop clinging to false hopes and realize ‘NHL first’ arena is the only option

seattletimes.com — Wednesday's vote by the Wisconsin State Senate approving an arena in Milwaukee effectively kills any chance of the NBA returning to Seattle soon. It also means an arena can be built here only with an 'NHL first' scenario. After months of speculation, Chris Hansen, Ray Bartoszek and other would-be arena builders in this region have their answer.

Packed Pro-Am event offers glimpse of what NBA is missing in Seattle

seattletimes.com — The lower bowl of Key Arena was rocking as it rarely has the past seven years for NBA players past and present who reminded everyone what they've been missing. A Friday night doubleheader of a Seattle Storm WNBA contest, followed by a Pro-Am event featuring NBA players Jamal Crawford, Martell Webster, Isaiah Thomas, Justin Holiday, Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley, drew an announced crowd of 9,686 to the reduced-capacity venue.

NHL franchise fee will be $10 million

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Jul 27, 2015

The corporate decisions that led to The Steve Sandmeyer Show getting axed before it ever competed on an even footing. bit.ly/1DI6PIf

Jul 26, 2015

A look at how The Steve Sandmeyer Show in #Seattle got the plug pulled before really getting chance to truly compete. bit.ly/1DI6PIf

Jul 25, 2015

@ThreeDownNation King County. $200 M is combined county + city money. Seattle won't transfer share of bond $$ to Bellevue, but county cud

Jul 25, 2015

Documents: #Bellevue arena group wanted "LA Live" type project + possible transfer of SoDo's county MOU funds to them bit.ly/1InGe8S

Jul 24, 2015

@Dah_knee Met his hockey rep. Told them forget expansion, but don't know what else

Jul 24, 2015

Documents on the #Bellevue mega project surrounding planned #arena were given Seattle Times in public records request.

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