Don Wakamatsu, fired today in his second season as the Mariners’ manager, has sent out a statement thanking Northwest fans for their support. Wakamatsu plans to speak with the media tomorrow. Here is his statement:
“I would like to thank the city of Seattle and all the baseball fans here in the Northwest for the great support offered to me during my time as Mariners manager.
“My single biggest disappointment is that we were not able to finish what we wanted to finish here, bringing a championship club to the fans.
“I can not tell you how great the fans were to me, and to my family. The support I received here will always mean a great deal to me.”
— Don Wakamatsu