Statement from Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler: pic.twitter.com/KQMRhi09aH— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 27, 2018
First, they fail to identify dumpster fire of a human being Kevin Klein as the employee in question. Second, they throw all the blame on Entercom, a company they willingly entered into an agreement with. Third, they admit that they jumped to 97.3 blind, a reckless move that has put them in this situation to begin with. And fourth, they offer no course of action to improve things. An apology is not good enough; they need to do something to back it up.
The Padres have two days until Opening Day, when a decaying bag of garbage shaped roughly like a human is supposed to debut on the radio right before pregame coverage start. That’s plenty of time to pull out of the PR nosedive they find themselves in, but it’ll take more than a carefully worded press release to do that.
Updated 10:53 AM:
I'm told that, until Entercom releases a statement with a plan to address the Padres' concerns about 97.3's "tone and direction," team employees will no longer be appearing on the station's talk shows.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) March 27, 2018
It’s weird that the Padres didn’t include this in their original statement.