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  • Commentary: Forget the refund, Mariners, just make the playoffs!

    Five weeks ago, I asked the Mariners to give season ticket holders a discount or a refund after a miserable weekend – at the very least, a symbolic gesture to those who have been so loyal for so long. But they can pay their fans back with something even better: Making the playoffs – finally! -by continuing to play competitive and winning baseball. Yes, the Mariners lost two of three to the Astros this weekend – a series that started […]

  • Pitcher Andrew Moore in-studio on ‘Q It Up Sports’ following MLB Debut and first MLB win for Mariners

    Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Andrew Moore joined Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on “Q It Up Sports” on Sunday night, three days after earning his first MLB win in his MLB debut for the Mariners. Interview Above. Moore was optioned back to Tacoma, where he will start Tuesday’s game for the Rainiers, but expect to see him back with the big-league club again this season. The M’s have two days off this week, which means they didn’t need a […]

  • UW Professor Shulman of ‘Seattle Growth Podcast’ talks arena wars on ‘Q It Up Sports’

  • Commentary: Shame on the PGA Tour for continually ignoring the Pacific Northwest

    So much of our time has been spent trying to figure out a viable infrastructure for pro sports leagues in our area, from the NBA to the NHL. Even NASCAR, whose hopes of a first-class track to accommodate a Monster Series race in Kitsap County died ten years ago because of opposition from local officials and the state legislature. No surprise there. But this weekend’s U.S. Open was a reminder of Chambers Bay two years ago – and the success […]

  • Seahawks left tackle George Fant in-studio on “Q It Up Sports”

    Seahawks left tackle George Fant joined Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on “Q It Up Sports” Sunday night to talk about the upcoming season and the improvements he’s made at his position since last season. Fant discussed the difficult transition to becoming an NFL player after playing basketball at Western Kentucky. He also discusses the role Walter Jones is playing in his adjustment to left tackle and the chemistry that continues to build on the offensive line. Interview below:

  • Commentary: Given Seattle’s sports history, the value of loyalty and humility cannot be overlooked in arena debate

    I want to commend a couple local longtime sports writers for their columns on the “celebration” that took place at KeyArena on Wednesday. Art Thiel of SportsPress NW and Larry Stone of the Seattle Times provide a perspective our local leaders should keep in mind. At this point, we know that all the pomp and circumstance – what Mayor Ed Murray and the city made look like a coronation of sorts – was just one step in a very long […]

  • Mayor Ed Murray on KeyArena Transportation issues: ‘Transportation is a huge issue at the SODO site (too)’

    Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine briefly caught up with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray after a public press conference announcing the extension of the Seattle Storm's lease at KeyArena through 2028. He was limited in the number of questions he could ask regarding the arena situation but got in as many as he could.

  • Commentary: The Port of Seattle should be KeyArena’s backup plan for renovation funds

    We start with the biggest news of the day: Seattle Partners has withdrawn their proposal for consideration for the redevelopment of KeyArena. And they’re blasting the city for their handling of the selection process. Writes Seattle Partners Letter: “Significant factors through the bidding process have eroded our confidence in the ultimate execution of this project, no matter which group is selected. We fear the City is driving toward an unrealistic financing structure, and we believe the City has failed to […]

  • Commentary: Hansen’s SODO plan has become an underdog story to root for in ongoing arena saga

    Here's a reminder of a story we know too well: A train full of Sonics fans, left abandoned on the wrong side of the NBA mountain. After more than 40 years of momentum, that train was hijacked - the engine stolen - and has been sitting there for close to a decade.

  • Commentary: Mariners fans deserve a refund and an apology after this embarrassing weekend

    After this weekend at Safeco Field, I’d like to make an exchange with the Mariners: I’d like to present all the players with shiny new participation trophies because I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that they tried their best. In return, I think their fans deserve some form of a refund. Now, I completely understand the bad luck – the rash of injuries that’s devastated the starting pitching rotation, along with the injuries to Mitch Haniger and Robinson […]