The president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants, Larry Baer, apologized on Friday night after a video was made public in which he is seen shooting down his wife during an argument they had in a public park.
The incident shows the couple’s discussion in a San Francisco park on a cell phone that was initially published by TMZ Sports.
In the images it can be seen that Baer approaches his wife who is sitting on a bench watching the screen of a cell phone that he is trying to snatch from her.
Because in a first attempt he can not, he uses more force in a second intention and the woman, who tries to hold the phone, falls to the floor.
Baer’s wife, Pam, is heard shouting, “Oh, my God! No!” while falling from the bench.
After Baer retrieves the phone, he shouts away something that can not be heard clearly.
Baer told the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper that his wife had an injured foot and fell off the chair while arguing.
“Unfortunately we had a heated public discussion about a family issue,” the couple said in a statement, adding that “We are deeply embarrassed by the situation and have solved the problem.”
In a second statement later on Friday, Baer said “I am very sorry for the pain I have caused my wife, my children and the organization.”
It also indicates that his attitude “does not reflect the kind of person I aspire to be, but it did happen, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure I never behave in such an inappropriate way again.”
Officer Joseph Tomlinson of the San Francisco Police Department said the officers did not respond at that time, but that the police are aware of the incident and are investigating.
Major League Baseball also said they are investigating the incident.
In a statement, the majors indicated that “the Major Leagues are aware of the incident and, as in any other situation like this, will begin to gather information of the facts immediately,” said a spokesman for the league.
He added that they will not comment until after this process is completed.
The MLB domestic violence policy also applies to members of the main office, which could lead to disciplinary sanctions against Baer, who was part of the ownership group that bought the Giants in 1992 to keep them in San Francisco.
The ninth won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and Bear took office on January 1, 2012.
Larry and Pam Baer have been married for almost 30 years and have four children.