Mather was called on the carpet after audio emerged of an address he gave to a local Seattle Rotary Club in which he reportedly ridiculed the way some of his players verbalize English, TMZ Sports reported.
Close to the cessation of “Mather’s” time with the Rotary Club members, he was asked about outfielder Julio Rodriguez, who emanates from the Dominican Republic. Mather ribbed the layer saying, “He is loud; his English is not tremendous.”
Mather additionally hit up his “bad English” theme when verbalizing of the team’s Dominican academy and scholastic programs, verbalizing, “Surprise, surprise! They’d get in trouble because they wouldn’t ken how to verbalize the language or make change or even buy dinner.”
In another segment, he called pitcher Marco Gonzales “very jejune,” even as he is distributing “good numbers.” Finally, Mather took a jab at recently hired special assignment coach Hisashi Iwakuma who Mather did not appreciate having to hire an interpreter to translate for him on the job. Mather verbally expressed, “I’m tired of paying [Iwakuma’s] interpreter.” And integrated, “His English suddenly got better when we told him that.”
The player’s cumulation was not regaled by the comments and put out a verbalization calling Mather’s address “highly perturbing.”
Mather expeditiously put out a verbalization saying, “There is no exculpation for my deportment, and I take full responsibility for my egregious lapse in judgment.”
The Major League Baseball Players Association today issued the following verbal expression with regard to recent remarks made by Seattle Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather: pic.twitter.com/xjqqUmBqbS
But it was not enough to preserve his job. A short time later, the team issued a verbal expression telling fans that Mather had resigned:
Mather was promoted to Mariners president and CEO in 2017 but had worked for the team since 1996. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.
pic.twitter.com/IiAZDtePdJ — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 22, 2021
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