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Jeff Moorad steps down as the CEO of the Padres

Mar 22, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

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This is not a surprise. Two weeks after he withdrew his application to purchase the San Diego Padres — a withdrawal prompted by baseball’s reluctance to approve his ownership group — Jeff Moorad has stepped down as the Padres’ CEO.

Moorard will remain as Vice Chairman of the club and will be responsible for completing and overseeing the Padres’ new TV deal with Fox Sports San Diego. Current team President & COO Tom Garfinkel will assume the CEO duties on an interim basis.

I guess it’s something to do for Moorad that isn’t, you know, running the team he wanted to buy but couldn’t.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Anyone else get these damn names confused? Moores, Moorad…blah!

    • bloodysock - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

      It not the Moores, is the Moops.

    • jimbo1949 - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      “Moorard will remain as Vice Chairman of the club”
      .
      Nope, not the only one.

  2. r8rh8r - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Has anything positive ever come out of San Diego in regards to professional sporting?

    • bloodysock - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      Even the Clippers left.

      • micker716 - Mar 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

        There’s your positive.

    • ptfu - Mar 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

      The San Diego Chicken is the greatest professional sportsman, woman, or chicken ever produced, anywhere, ever. The Chicken will never be surpassed or even approached in his/her/its sheer awesomeness.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

      Phil Mickelson and Ted Williams.

  3. icanspeel - Mar 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    The big question is.. What is next? The Padres were finally starting to show some promise again by actually extending the contracts of players and building up their farm system.

  4. vanmorrissey - Mar 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    And they can’t even get the TV contract straight yet. TWC still does not have them on a channel via the new contract so 20% of the county, even if they wanted to watch, couldn’t. Pathetic.

  5. brianjoates - Mar 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Looks like Miami Dolphins owner, Steve Ross, will be losing another key figure…calling Mike Dee, calling Mike Dee, please return to San Diego to run the Pads.

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