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BFTB After Dark: June 13, 2016

After Dark is a place for the BFTB community to come together and talk about anything and everything including how Mike Dee ought to be fired.

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Well, it's #FireMikeDee day and I'd be remiss if I did not direct you toward some of the fine work by the Padres blogging community on the subject:

Mike Dee's off-field mistakes are unacceptable - kevintheoman
The same Winter that Dee hired Partello and recruited Sileo, he also fired Padres Public Address announcer Frank Anthony. Anthony had held the position for 10 years and seemed to be terminated without cause. To make matters worse, the replacement was handled by an open casting call which was more akin to a circus. Anthony said it best himself: "To make it appear that anyone can walk off the street and can apply for this demeans what I’ve done for 10 years." The casting call didn't even find a replacement in time for the start of the 2014 season. Meanwhile, one of the farm teams (the Storm I believe) was also searching for a new PA announcer, but they actually required experience to audition.

Done With Dee - Nicholas Burmeister
What I do fault Dee for is making mistakes that can’t be explained by a profit motive. There was nothing to be gained financially by replacing the Petco announcer a few years ago. And the team didn’t profit from his kneejerk decision to fire DJ Artform. Instead, he made the organization look foolish by switching his position multiple times — first claiming the incident was a simple mistake and not a homophobic act, then firing the DJ anyway, and then eventually reinstating him.

Drop Mike Dee off Upstate on a Farm - Billy Lybarger
He’s sorry not sorry you are not happy with the product. He’s sorry not sorry you don’t appreciate ticket prices ever increasing. He’s sorry not sorry the park is much less affordable for families to enjoy. Mike has a stadium to fill, and revenues to maximize, so selling at all costs, and anything to offset costs is the mantra. It’s just never genuine and most fans are turned off by this fake apologist approach to maximize profits. The biggest turn off of course is selling a contender, while the team flounders 12 games under .500. The team is bad. And Mike Dee should feel bad too.

On baseball ABCs, Dee earns F - Change the Padres
At the conclusion of the 2016 season, a full decade will have passed since the Padres reached the playoffs: an October 8th, 2006 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals was the disappointing end. That same day, Philip Rivers made his fourth career start as a San Diego Charger. Twitter, where most Padres dialogue currently takes place, was only three months old. Barack Obama was a nobody outside of Illinois.

It’s Time to End the Mike Dee Era of Failure and Embarrassment - Padres Jagoff
Overcharged Padres beer customers for over a month with signage promising 24 oz. while providing 20 oz. cups, violating customers’ trust and ABC regulations. Dee passed the buck onto a contractor error. Passing the buck has been a frequent Dee management strategy.

Enough is Enough, Fire Mike Dee - Steve Adler
We all know this team is terrible.  Preller has shown no ability to put together a competitive major league roster, while gutting a promising farm system in the process.  The team went cheap in the draft, again.  Dee has made one of the most beautiful parks in baseball into a giant billboard, and city was embarrassed once again just a few weeks ago with the mens gay choir fumble.  The Padres held season ticket holders hostage for All-Star game tickets, meanwhile they put a AAA product on the field.

Fire Mike Dee and Earn Respect - Scott
Mike Dee went on Padres Social Hour the next day and essentially told us all that, while he "appreciated the passion" of the fans, Bud Selig "saved baseball in San Diego" and none of us knew what we were complaining about. A couple of days later, at the Social Summit, Dee told the fifty or so people that were invited that what he meant was that Selig did a lot of stuff behind the scenes during the construction of Petco Park that wasn’t public knowledge.

Even Mike Dee would fire Mike Dee - jbox
There's plenty of reasons why Mike Dee might be fired, but none of them have stuck, yet.  He's made of Teflon, this guy.  But the best reason I can think of is that I'm convinced that even Mike Dee would fire Mike Dee if that were possible.