Matt Calkins: It took Mariners CEO Kevin Mather just 45 minutes to alienate everybody connected to baseball in Seattle

Right now I’m picturing a kid that, when he woke up Sunday morning, was stressing about his future. He’d always been at the bottom of his class and has walked into his fair share of sliding glass doors. He knew his brain only had so much voltage and that job prospects would be scarce. Then he saw Mariners CEO Kevin Mather’s Q&A on YouTube. Now he thinks he can run an MLB team. Sunday, Mather starred in a film entitled “How to Lose a Fan base in 45 Minutes.” Or if we’re talking about his reputation among the Mariners’ players, front office and ownership group, it was a remake of “Apocalypse Now…

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