- July 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The Mariners announced they have hired a new team president to replace disgraced former team president Kevin Mather: Catie Griggs, most recently of Atlanta United FC, will be the new President of Business Operations.
As a refresher: the 2021 Seattle Mariners are a fun team to follow these days, but things got off to a sour note when team president Kevin Mather’s comments to the Bellevue Rotary Club gained widespread attention back in February, right on the cusp of spring training. In case you missed it, or blocked it out from your memory entirely, you can read a refresher on the reporting we did on it (including the full transcript of Mather’s comments and analysis), but the TL;DR version is that Mather popped off to his rotary club buddies on issues he had no business talking about as a representative of the team nor, frankly, as a human being, failed to notice or care that his wildly off-the-cuff comments were being recorded, and was summarily…