Giants CEO Larry Baer will take leave of absence after public altercation with wife
The San Francisco Giants board of directors announced on Monday that CEO Larry Baer, will be taking a leave of absence from the team for an undetermined amount of time.
“The Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates is closely monitoring the matter involving Giants President and CEO Larry Baer. Pursuant to League policy, Major League Baseball is taking the lead in gathering all facts surrounding the situation. The organization is cooperating fully with the process.
“Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again. He has also requested, and the Board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today. The Board has asked the Giants executive team to manage the day to day operations of the Club during this period, reporting directly to the Board.
“As leaders in the community, we at the Giants hold ourselves to the highest standards and those standards will guide how we consider this matter moving forward.”
Baer was caught on camera Friday having a public altercation with his wife, Pam. In the video, Baer is seen attempting to take a cell phone from her while she’s seated, and as he grabs the item he pulls her to the ground. Pam can be heard yelling “oh my god, no.”
Hours after the video surfaced on Friday, Baer released a statement explaining the incident. Then he and his wife released a joint statement.
Then both parties released separate statements.
Major League Baseball released a statement on Friday saying that it has started an investigation into the matter.
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