February 23rd – On the 22nd local time, Kevin Mather, president and CEO of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball, resigned.
He was exposed earlier that he complained about the poor English of Japanese players in his speech, which aroused strong dissatisfaction in public opinion.
According to ESPN on the 22nd, when Mather attended an online speech earlier, he mentioned Iwatakushi, who played for the Mariners and now serves as a special coach for the team, saying, “His character has nothing to say, but his English is too poor.
But his English suddenly improved after I told him that he needed to spend $75,000 a year to interpret.
He also expressed dissatisfaction with the English ability of another Dominican player.
After Mather announced his resignation, Mariners general manager John Stanton also issued a statement saying, “His speech is inappropriate and does not represent the views of our team.
I deeply apologize to the players and fans.