In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer is shown during a press conference in San Francisco. Baer is taking a leave of absence from the team following the release of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife. The Giants board of directors released a statement Monday, March 4, 2019, saying that Baer has been granted a request to take personal time away from the team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
A coalition of anti-domestic violence groups wants Giants’ CEO Larry Baer to face serious consequences for the physical altercation with his wife caught on video. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is joining that call.
In a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the group calls for Baer to be suspended, fined and ordered to undergo treatment and for the league to issue a strong public statement against domestic violence. The March 1st video shows Baer trying to grab a cell phone from his wife’s hand and her falling to the ground. Baer has apologized for the incident and has since taken a leave of absence. The Giants organization issued a statement yesterday saying, “We have read the very thoughtful letter and the subsequent statement from the Mayor and we value the sentiments and perspectives expressed.”