Mariners president Kevin Mather is OUT in Seattle … the org.’s honcho has just resigned after MLB and MLBPA officials say he made “inappropriate” and “disturbing” comments about his team.
Mather joined a call with a Rotary Club earlier this month and spoke at length about his team … and in parts of the conversation — which surfaced on video over the weekend — he made cracks about some of his players’ and staffers’ abilities to speak English.
For his part, Mather apologized vehemently in a statement of his own, saying, “There is no excuse for my behavior, and I take full responsibility for my terrible lapse in judgment.”
Clearly, though, the mea culpa wasn’t enough to save his job … Mather resigned shortly after saying sorry — with Mariners chairman John Stanton calling Mather’s words inexcusable.
“There is no excuse for what was said,” Stanton said, “and I won’t try to make one. I offer my sincere apology on behalf of the club and my partners to our players and fans. We must be, and do, better.”
Mather — who was promoted to Mariners president and CEO back in 2017 — had worked for the org. since 1996.