Mariners president Kevin Mather apologizes for feedback | Sports activities

FILE – In this file photo dated July 3, 2020, Scott Servais, manager of the Seattle Mariners, walks the pitch during a “summer camp” baseball practice session at their Seattle baseball field. MLB pitchers are eager to fire off some fastballs and spin a couple of breaking balls after starting semi-normal spring workout. Trainers and leaders try to make sure everyone stays healthy.

Elaine Thompson

Sports journalist by TIM BOOTH AP

Seattle Mariners CEO and Team President Kevin Mather apologized late Sunday night for comments made during a recent online event where he shared views on organizational strategy, staff moves, and club finances.

Mather’s comments came in a speech to the Bellevue, Washington, Breakfast Rotary Club on February 5 and were posted online over the weekend.

“I would like to apologize to every member of the Seattle Mariners organization, especially to our players and our fans. There is no excuse for my behavior and I take full responsibility for my terrible misjudgment, ”said Mather. “My comments were my own. They do not reflect the views and strategies of the Mariners baseball leadership who are responsible for making decisions about the development and status of players at all levels of the organization. “

Mather went on to say he had been on the phone for most of Sunday, apologizing after the video was posted on YouTube and quickly raised on social media.

The Mariners are expected to release a statement on Monday.

“I am determined to make amends for the things I said that were personally hurtful, and I will do everything I can to repair the damage I have done to the Seattle Mariners organization,” said Mather.

The video posted by the Rotary group was 46 minutes long and touched upon areas of the Mariners’ organizational situation for the 2021 season – many of which the Seattle Front Office would prefer not to publish.

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