Breaking News: Tom Garfinkel Resigns as Padres CEO

Tom Garfinkel will have to find another waterfall. The Padres President/CEO has resigned effectively immediately.

First there was shock:

Then came confusion:

And then, a small amount of reflection:

And finally, a great suggestion:

Ah, pipedreams.

Say what you will about Tom Garfinkel, but I for one hope that he lands on his feet. I always felt that he was a decent guy and probably a very good management type who was put in a position in which he was out of his depth. I also felt the decision by the new owners  to not only retain him but promote him to CEO was a mistake that sent a bad message to the fans.

The Jeff Moorad era has not concluded. Many of his ownership group still live on as holdovers in the Fowler/O’Malley regime. But Garf is gone. Hopefully a replacement will be found soon. Ron Fowler is certainly not the man for the job.

The Vocal Minority posts on Mondays and when there is breaking news on my day off and I’m not in the trust tree. Follow the entire Padres Public gang on Twitter, but more importantly, follow me @The_NV. Goodnight, sweet Garf.

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  • Sac Bunt Melvin

    We’ll always have baconcake.