Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns after video comments

Seattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday following the emergence of video the place he expressed evaluations about organizational technique and his perspectives on some avid gamers.

Mariners Chairman John Stanton stated Mather’s feedback have been beside the point and don’t constitute the perspectives of the franchise.

Mather’s resignation is efficacious instantly. Stanton will take at the roles of CEO and workforce president on an meantime foundation.

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“There’s no excuse for what used to be stated, and I gained’t attempt to make one,” Stanton stated in a commentary. “I be offering my honest apology on behalf of the membership and my companions to our avid gamers and lovers. We will have to be, and do, higher.”

Mather issued an apology overdue Sunday for his feedback, that have been made Feb. five to the Bellevue, Washington, Breakfast Rotary Membership and have been posted on-line over the weekend.

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The video posted by way of the Rotary crew used to be 46 mins lengthy and touched on spaces of the Mariners’ organizational scenario going into the 2021 season — a lot of which Seattle’s entrance administrative center would quite no longer be made public.

“Now we have numerous paintings to do to make amends, and that paintings is already underway,” Stanton stated.

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