Giants Release Statement On CEO Following Video Of Incident With Wife

Giants Release Statement On CEO Following Video Of Incident With Wife

Giants Release Statement On CEO Following Video Of Incident With Wife

Baer and his wife issued multiple statements addressing the altercation on Friday.

The man who shot the video did not wish to be identified, but told The San Francisco Chronicle he saw the couple having a "very emotional conversation" that lasted roughly 20 minutes before Pam Baer grabbed her husband's cellphone.

The Chronicle note that Baer's leave of absence comes at an awkward moment when newly installed president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi needs executive input on recruitment decisions and transactions.

In the video he tried to rip a cell phone out of her hands, which caused her to tumble off of her chair and to the ground as she screamed "help me!"

"Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure this never happens again", the team's board of directors said Monday in a statement on behalf of the Giants' ownership group. Pam can be heard yelling "oh my god, no". Later Friday, she released a statement through her attorney.

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Whether this move was truly Baer's choice or, rather, whether this represents pressure from the Giants board is unknown and, probably, unknowable, but it's telling that the comment is coming from the Giants as opposed to Baer.

"Regrettably today we had a heated argument in public over a family matter", the Baers said in a joint statement. Due to an injury I sustained in my foot three days ago, I lost my balance. "Larry and I always have been and still are happily married".

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The Giants said Major League Baseball is taking the lead in gathering facts and the organization will cooperate with the investigation.

The board says the organization holds itself to the highest standards and that will "guide how we consider this matter moving forward".

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