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Mariners President Kevin Mather unleashes torrent of stupidity on Zoom call

Yikes, man

Yikes, man
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Yet one other baseball govt stepped in an enormous ol’ pile yesterday.

Kevin Mather, president of the Seattle Mariners, is yet one more wealthy dolt who doesn’t understand that anybody can run a recorder or take notes on any speech, together with one which takes place in entrance of a rotary membership on Zoom, the place virtually nothing good occurs.

Mather projectile-diarrhea’d in nearly each course throughout his speech. He stated the quiet half loud in revealing that the Mariners did simply positive financially in the course of the 2020 season, due to their TV deal, which is the state of affairs for many groups. He complained a few franchise price over a billion {dollars} having to pay a translator $75K a 12 months, although the Mariners’ two hottest gamers of their historical past had been a Japanese outfielder and a Venezuelan pitcher.

Here’s what he stated on this:

It frustrates me. For occasion, we simply rehired [Hisashi] Iwakuma, he was a pitcher with us for a quantity of years. Wonderful human being, his English was horrible. He wished to get again into the sport, he got here to us. We fairly frankly need him as our Asian scout, interpreter, what’s going on with the Japanese league.

He’s coming to spring coaching. And I’m going to say, I’m drained of paying his interpreter. When he was a participant, we’d pay Iwakuma X, however we’d additionally must pay $75,000 a 12 months to have an interpreter with him. His English instantly received higher, his English received higher after we instructed him that.

You can watch Mather in motion right here:

Mather returned to the quiet-part-loud methodology by revealing that the Mariners had no intention of calling up any of their prime prospects final 12 months irrespective of how the roster may need been decimated by accidents or COVID protocols, in order to not begin their contract clock. And he additionally revealed how the Ms and different groups can simply wait out gamers on the free-agent market realizing they’ll finally accept much less, which certain sounds quite a bit like collusion.

There was extra, however we needn’t go on. The Mariners needed to launch a press release, the excessive of which was their declare that their staff president’s opinions don’t match these of the group. Which makes you assume it is a very well-captained ship.

And Mather, of course, issued an apology.

Mather ought to have been tossed out on his ass when he was one of three execs named in sexual harassment complaints by feminine workers that every one resulted in settlements.

So not directly, that is in all probability what the Mariners deserve.

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