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Padres offer milquetoast response to shock jock

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It took the Padres a dozen hours to respond to the awful behavior of their flagship radio station, but Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler’s statement reads like they spent ten minutes on it.

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:

It’s weird that the Padres didn’t include this in their original statement.