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Padres President Tom Garfinkel Resigns

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Jon just called me and was like, "Did Garfinkel just quit? I saw it on Twitter, so maybe it's a joke."

If only Jon, if only it were a cruel, cruel joke.

Statement from the San Diego Padres | padres.com: News

Peter Seidler, lead investor of the San Diego Padres, and Ron Fowler, Executive Chairman, announced today that they have accepted the resignation of Tom Garfinkel as President and CEO of the team.

Both Fowler and Seidler expressed their appreciation for Tom's many contributions to the Padres over the last four years. Fowler will assume Garfinkel's responsibilities on an interim basis until a new President and CEO is hired.

Take us with you Mentor!

UPDATE:

Tom Garfinkel resigns as Padres' president, CEO | padres.com: News

"I want to thank the Padres and the fans for the opportunity to be a small part of this incredible franchise and America's Finest City," Garfinkel said by e-mail Tuesday. "I have a lot of faith in the people in this organization and that great things are on the horizon."