San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was involved in an altercation with his wife in which he knocked her out of a chair and to the ground. The altercation was captured on video by someone at the scene and acquired by TMZ.
In the video, Baer can be seen trying to take an item away from his wife, who is seated in a chair. As he grabs for the item, which TMZ identified as a cell phone, Baer pulls his wife to the ground. As that is happening, Baer’s wife, Pamela, can be heard screaming, “oh my god, no.”
The video picks up later with the two separated. Larry Baer can be heard saying, “stop, Pam, stop.”
TMZ also posted the footage of the altercation on YouTube. Be warned, the video contains disturbing content. It can be viewed here.
Baer confirmed he and his wife got into a public argument Friday, but said she fell out of the chair due to an injured foot.
(1/2) Just interviewed Larry Baer: “My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member & she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument...” https://t.co/1Aie7ijorp— Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 (@EvanSernoffsky) March 1, 2019
(2/2) “...the matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cell phone. Obviously it’s embarrassing.” Baer said he’s apologized to his wife and police were not contacted.— Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 (@EvanSernoffsky) March 1, 2019
The Giants also released a joint statement from Pam and Larry Baer.
The #sfgiants just released a statement from Larry and Pam Baer:— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 1, 2019
“Regrettably today we had a heated argument in public over a family matter. We are deeply embarrassed by the situation and have resolved the issue.”
Baer would release a follow up statement hours later.
Giants CEO Larry Baer has released a follow up statement regarding today's incident: pic.twitter.com/xQRSuvZl7A— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) March 2, 2019
Pam Baer has also released a separate statement through her attorney.
Pam Baer releases statement through her SF attorney following altercation with husband Larry Baer this morning pic.twitter.com/THRrBgxkAW— Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 (@EvanSernoffsky) March 2, 2019
Major League Baseball released a statement saying it was aware of the incident and would gather facts before commenting further.
While police were not contacted initially, they showed up at the scene later to speak with witnesses, according to Sernoffsky.
Bear has been with the Giants since 1980. After starting out as the team’s marketing director, Baer worked his way up through the organization to become the team’s CEO in 2011.
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