A Missed Opportunity with Ron Fowler

This morning, Hacksaw and Hayworth interviewed ownership chairman Ron Fowler about the hiring of Mike Dee as the next CEO of the Padres. During the interview Hacksaw was tweeting out quotes from Fowler which prompted me to reply:

I’m not bashing Hacksaw but I have noticed that sometimes he plays loose with the quotation marks on twitter.

Back to the interview . . .

JD Hayworth asked Fowler a pointed question regarding the differences he and ex-CEO Tom Garfinkel had with one another. From Hayworth:

“If you could just let us in on this. In the final analysis, was it policy differences or some personality things that finally led to a parting of the ways with Garfinkel?”

This is great. An answer from Fowler would give us a great idea about Garfinkel’s thought processes while he was in control but also allow listeners to infer which direction Mike Dee will be taking the team moving forward.

How did Fowler reply?

“It’s both of those.”

Wait, wait, wait – no follow-up question asking Fowler to give a specific about either the policy difference or the personality clash? Or heaven forbid, a specific from both? Damn.

In fairness to JD Hayworth he may have been readying himself to ask a follow-up question but his partner jumped in pretty quick to ask a question of his own.

Nice work.


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