San Francisco Giants' CEO Larry Baer under Investigation for Reportedly Assaulting Wife
Footage of the altercation has since gone viral and shows the 61-year-old Baer in a public park in Hayes Valley grabbing a cellphone from his wife and knocking her out of a chair.
His wife, Pam, can be heard yelling "Oh my God, no, help!" In a second clip, Baer is seen walking away from his wife. Pam later told TMZ:
"We were having a family fight about someone in my family and that's it."
Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy does apply to front-office members, which could lead to discipline for Giants CEO Larry Baer. The presence of the videos offers concrete evidence, and without nearly as much, MLB has levied significant suspensions on players.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 1, 2019
However, eyewitnesses claim that the argument began around noon and escalated to the point where Baer reached for her cellphone.
An employee at Hayes Valley recorded the incident and sent the footage to TMZ, on condition that their anonymity be protected.
Baer claims that his wife fell off her chair during the course of the argument due to "an injured foot." He added that while the matter is "obviously embarrassing," it is now "resolved."
The matter was reported to the San Francisco Police Department, who confirmed to Fox News that they are investigating the case.
Major League Baseball has a strict policy when it comes to domestic violence. A spokesperson said the league "is aware of the incident [and] will immediately begin to gather the facts."