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by Morris Phillips
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer on Thursday was recorded by bystanders in a physical altercation with his wife Pam. Baer was arguing with his wife while trying to grab her phone out of her hand. In the ensuing action, Pam fell to the ground in the chair she was sitting in.
Pam shouted “Oh my God!” and was calling for help. Baer was heard telling his wife “Stop Pam stop!” and was seen in the video walking away as witnesses were telling Baer’s wife to stay away from him. Baer and his wife have released a statement regarding the incident apologizing and trying to put a good face on the incident saying,”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 said that he was truly sorry for the embarrassment that he caused his children and his family and to the Giants organization. Baer said that he assured everyone involved that this would not happen again going forward. Pam said that she fell backwards to the ground and lost her balance and that Larry did not push her to the ground, “Ha…An unfortunate public marital argument. I grabbed his phone and I fell back. I love Larry more than anything.”
San Francisco Police are involved and are investigating at the location of the incident and studying the video recording, according to Officer Joseph Tomlinson, who is no relation to San Francisco Giants infielder Kelby Tomlinson. Major League Baseball has established rules about domestic violence to its teams and its employees, which includes players and team executives. MLB is also studying the video and trying to determine if discipline on Baer is called for. New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and Colorado Rockies infielder Jose Reyes had been suspended in the past for domestic violence.
Morris Phillips is a San Francisco Giants beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com