SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's a video that has shocked the entire sports community and especially the San Francisco Giants fan base.
Larry Baer, the Giants CEO was caught on camera during a physical altercation with his wife.
In the video obtained by TMZ, Larry Baer can be seen reaching across his wife as she's sitting in a public park in Hayes Valley and grabbing a cell phone. She falls to the ground as Baer appears to wrestle the phone from her hand.
According to witnesses, the couple was arguing for several minutes before it got physical.
"She was on the ground and he was hovering over her. He was trying to take something from her. That's when everyone started to surround them and saying, 'what the heck' and he just kept saying 'I just want to get my phone,'" said Taylor Askins, who witnessed the altercation.
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Larry Baer provided a statement to ABC7 News which read, "I am truly sorry for the pain that I have brought to my wife, children and to the organization. It is not reflective of the kind of a person that I aspire to be, but it happened and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I never behave in such an inappropriate manner again."
Pam Baer released a separate statement, "I would like to clarify the events of today. My husband and I had an argument in public about which we are quite embarrassed. I took his cell phone. He wanted it back and I did not want to give it back. I started to get up & the chair I was sitting in began to tip. Due to an injury I sustained in my foot 3 days ago, I lost my balance. I did not sustain any injury based on what happened today. Larry & I always have been & still are happily married."
Meanwhile, Giants fans are shocked.
"It's a great franchise with a great history. That doesn't look like it represents us at all and I'm really shocked. Especially Larry Bear who I have always admired, "said Giants fan Pat Donovan.
The MLB also issued a statement as well saying, "Major League Baseball is aware of the incident and, just like any other situation like this, will immediately begin to gather the facts. We will have no further comment until this process is completed."
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Video shows San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer in altercation with wife
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