SF mayor demands MLB hold Giants CEO accountable for altercation with wife

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed is joining leaders of the Bay Area domestic violence community in calling for the MLB to hold Giants CEO Larry Baer accountable for a recent physical altercation with his wife, Pam.

"We ought to hold our leaders, especially in the sports arena, to a high standard of excellence, so we send the right message," Breed said.

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The mayor's call comes more than two weeks after Pam Baer fell out of a chair during a struggle with the Giants CEO over a cellphone in a San Francisco park.

Breed did not call specifically for Major League Baseball to suspend Baer, saying there "needs to be consequences, what those consequences are need to be determined."

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On Monday the Giants organization issued a statement saying, "We have read the very thoughtful letter and the subsequent statement from the Mayor and we value the sentiments and perspectives expressed."

Baer released statement hours after a video of the incident surfaced apologizing for his actions.

"I am truly sorry for the pain that I have brought to my wife, children and to the organization," Baer said. "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."

The Giants announced March 4 that Baer would take an indefinite leave of absence.

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