It’s actually very simple: The Mariners organization is one of the least successful organizations in professional sports. Across the board. If they’re not inspiring apathy they’re inspiring mockery.
Does John Stanton want that changed, or not?
Kevin Mather has resigned as #Mariners president and CEO, says managing partner John Stanton in a statement.
My advice to the Mariners?
Don’t send Scott Servais to a press conference without an executive also attending. Preferably John Stanton. It’d be unfair for him to have to answer for team executives.
Every second of silence resonates, and an apology statement ain’t erasing this.
John Stanton says the Mariners are "committed to delighting their fans"
Just going to leave that one there
NEW: Kevin Mather has resigned as President and CEO of the Seattle Mariners, effectively immediately. John Stanton will serve in the role in an acting capacity until a successor can be chosen. https://t.co/xzoCOL0mfy
Mariners President/CEO Kevin Mather has resigned. Chairman/Managing Partner John Stanton released the following statement:
Asked whether he would have fired Kevin Mather if he had not resigned, John Stanton: "I didn't have to make that decision."
COME ON, JOHN.
John Stanton is going to say all the right things at his press conference. But, he and is minority owners are part of the problem. They’ve been here since ‘92. Same guys. Nothing gets better and the trust won’t be earned back until they are all gone.
Do not let the actions of one ignorant individual paint a broad stroke across Seattle
There are absolutely wonderful people who work for the @Mariners
Today was overdue
But a step in the right direction
I have faith in local boy John Stanton and his drive to win
Better days ahead https://t.co/ItxXMW6z3G
#Mariners chairman John Stanton plans to fly to Arizona tomorrow to meet with his front office, coaching staff and players
There will not be any restructuring in the #Mariners front office, John Stanton says, but a search for a club president will begin Tuesday.
John Stanton says he spoke a couple of times with #MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, but that the decision was made by the #Mariners.
Mariners chairman John Stanton: "Like all of you, I was extremely disappointed when I learned of Kevin Mather's comments. His comments were inappropriate and do not represent our organization's feelings about our players, staff and fans.''
Worth noting several of Kevin Mather's comments don't start with "I think," they start with "we think."
If John Stanton is serious about making tomorrow better, maybe find out who else the "we" is that believes these things and fire them, too.
Or get a mirror, it's faster. https://t.co/OvcGqQLeoP
We are still carrying the John Stanton press conference live. If there was a way for things to get worse for the #Mariners, his tone deaf answers and lack of just actually answering a question should make us all wonder what the hell they have been doing for 24 hours down there.
I don't need John Stanton gone, I need to him to prove -- starting right now, today -- he's the kind of owner the fans, city and his own employees deserve. It should be visible.
John Stanton, Presidente #Mariners: "Como todos ustedes, me decepcionó muchísimo cuando me enteré de los comentarios de Kevin Mather. Sus comentarios fueron inapropiados y no representan los sentimientos de nuestra organización sobre nuestros jugadores, personal y aficionados".
John Stanton: We realize that we ARE that big ugly house I was talking about a few years ago.
(He totally didn't say this. But it wouldn't been interesting)
JOHN STANTON COME ONE THE POD IT CANNOT, LITERALLY CAN'T, POSSIBLY GO WORSE THAN THIS
On Saturday, Mariners president Kevin Mather went on an hour-long tirade where he managed to insult virtually everyone from players to fans
On Monday, he resigned
John Stanton thinks you're stupid enough to believe that comments made by the literal CEO do not reflect the views of the organization. https://t.co/3WN7HI0VQ9
John Stanton: "Yesterday was a disappointing day."
Jason A. Churchill: "Today has been worse."
I just find myself stunned that John Stanton cannot bring himself to say that there is a problem and that the team is going to make change.
The idea that "Kevin made a mistake and Kevin has moved on." Is not what their customers want to hear.
I had hope for John Stanton as an owner, because he actually cares about winning on the baseball field.
All that hope is gone, not because I now no longer believe he will commit financially to winning, but because I can't revel in the org's success if/when it happens.
Declaración del presidente y socio de los Marineros, John Stanton:
Kevin Mather renuncia inmediatamente al cargo de presidente y director ejecutivo. A mí al igual que todos ustedes, me decepcionó mucho cuando me enteré de los comentarios recientes de Kevin Mather.
John Stanton is not only not making me feel any better about the Mariners, he is actively making me feel much worse about supporting them. Is there anyone in the front office who gets what happened yesterday?!