The shame of Kevin Mather’s assessment of the Seattle Mariners team he runs isn’t that he said it out loud. It’s that he believes everything he said — the bigotry, the falsehoods, the mistreatment, the insults.
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Breaking: Kevin Mather has resigned as the Mariners' President and CEO, the team announced.
Mather apologized Sunday after his comments to a rotary club surfaced, including him calling the English-speaking capabilities of two members of the organization "terrible."
The Major League Baseball Players Association today issued the following statement with regard to recent remarks made by Seattle Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather:
Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned.
Cheapskate Asshole Mariners CEO Kevin Mather In Hot Water After a Recently Deleted Interview Resurfaces Where He Talks About Manipulating Prospects' Service Time, Not Wanting To Pay For Translators, And Bragging About Underpaying Players https://t.co/21RKtZOy0B
Chicago #Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo on #Mariners CEO Kevin Mather's comments on intentionally keeping players in the minors simply to manipulate service time: "It's pretty annoying and frustrating. I'm glad its out there in the public now and people can see how it is.''
The Mariners have announced Kevin Mather has resigned.
Can we trade the Mariners for the Sonics?
Kevin Mather has resigned as Seattle Mariners president.
Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather has resigned following controversial comments during a Rotary Club event earlier this month
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I wish I could also say that in Japanese but I am not as cool as Iwakuma’s translator https://t.co/vgA0aHG2pg
Takeaways from Stanton "news conference"
1-Kevin Mather is still a part owner of the #Mariners
2-Kevin Mather DID speak for the organization.
3-Stanton is beyond tone-deaf and out of touch with players and fans
A bad 24 hours got worse. A sad day for M's fans.
Typically, the "fire everybody" line of thinking strikes me as lazy and overly simplistic. But when it comes to the Mariners' ownership group, I'm not sure there's any other path forward. Please, just go.
Asked about the idea of service time manipulation being an issue with Jared Kelenic, Mariners chairman John Stanton said GM Jerry Dipoto, the baseball operations department and manager Scott Servais will make the ultimate decision as to when Kelenic will be in the Majors.
Pretty much everyone in our biz has a photo with Mike Emrick. We both spent our early years covering the Maine Mariners, but Mike was moving on to the NHL when I was still hanging out at Doc’s Tavern in Biddeford.
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Seattle Mariners chief executive Kevin Mather resigned Monday after the public revelation of a disastrous appearance in which he disparaged foreign players for their English skills, alienated the team’s top prospects and insulted the club’s veteran leader https://t.co/hFa7TzxG2T
The Seattle #Mariners and CEO / President Kevin Mathers have parted ways or stepped down.
Call it what you may: he’s been fired https://t.co/PWxzJmyMOr
Is he the only racist bigot CEO in MLB? No. But it's another start.
(Marge Schott was almost 30 YEARS ago.)
Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns after offensive speech that mocked foreign-born players and more https://t.co/fwSUPw4Of6
The Mariners are going to build a contending roster for 2022 and simultaneously be the reason that season isn't played. They are going to 1994 Expos themselves. What a franchise. https://t.co/EoUeC7o336
Mather's comments about players during a Bellevue Rotary speech this month ended up more damaging to his career than did complaints of his alleged workplace harassment of two women (Following those internal complaints, he was promoted). https://t.co/YBtR4hdIIM
Seattle Mariners president & CEO Kevin Mather resigns after video surfaces of him making inappropriate comments about players, staff and fans. https://t.co/p6BYOlvEhc
Updated story from @ryandivish on the fallout from Kevin Mather's callous comments and what led to his eventual resignation as Mariners CEO.
Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after video surfaced of him expressing his views of the club's organizational strategy and opinions about some players. https://t.co/NURBJ8OjaS
“You can go back to so many different guys, and that’s been what’s happened," Anthony Rizzo said of former Mariners CEO Kevin Mather's incriminating comments about bad-faith industry practices.
on why the Cubs and Mather have a lot in common:
I'm 40 years old and have yet to get called up to the big leagues. Mariners' Kevin Mather's leaked comments the other day have confirmed my deepest suspicions:
MLB teams are manipulating my service time.