Mariners CEO Kevin Mather leaked video: The interesting, the bad and the ugly
Well, that escalated quickly
Well… the Mariners are all over the news for the wrong reasons. You know it’s a bad sign when the Mariners are trending on Twitter. As you might already know, heard, or even watched, there was a video of Mariners President Kevin Mather speaking to a group of people online.
I first saw the thread when Ryan Divish retweeted Darren Gossler early Sunday morning:
The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club hosted Kevin Mather on February 5th, and they published the online conference on February 19th. Apparently, the club hosts Jerry Dipoto or Kevin Mather every year as a guest, for what seems to be a charity event.
The video has now been deleted, which isn’t much of a surprise. I watched the entire video before it was deleted through a neutral lens, to really break down what was said.
I say neutral because I wanted to watch the video while trying not to have a negative bias against Mather due to his past. It includes a sexual harassment scandal that led the Seattle Mariners to pay two settlements to two former female employees.
Although there are some head-scratching things he says during the speech, conference, or whatever you want to call it, there is also some useful information to fans. He talks about fans in the stadium, prospect timelines, and praises a few players and the team.
So, without further adieu, let’s get into it. We are going to break down the interesting, the bad, and the ugly things Kevin Mather said, and how it might impact our Seattle Mariners.