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Following the March 1st incident involving Giants President and CEO Larry Baer, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has released a statement on the series of events.
Baer has announced he is stepping away from the team for the time being. In Breed’s statement, he calls for greater accountability from the Giants and Major League Baseball.
Mayor Breed’s statement reads:
“When the incident first occurred involving Larry Baer and his wife, the San Francisco Police Department immediately began an investigation. That investigation is ongoing, but regardless of the outcome, Major League Baseball needs to send a message that any and all acts of violence against women is unacceptable.
The letter written by several respected women leaders in our domestic violence community echoes an all too familiar reality where incidents involving violence against women are not met with true accountability. While Mr. Baer has apologized and expressed remorse for his behavior, it does not excuse his actions and it does not erase what transpired. Mr. Baer’s actions were serious and wrong. We are a City that loves and supports our San Francisco Giants, and that means holding our organization and its leaders to the highest of standards.
Every little girl, every woman should be able to attend a Giants game with a clear sense of the organization’s values. I share in the call to action by the women who have written the Commissioner calling for greater accountability. There must be a stronger public reaction and response to violence against women in our City and our country.”
It remains unknown just how long Baer will be stepping away, or if he will return at all. After the release of multiple statements and the decision to step away from the team, the parties involved have been quiet about the future of Baer’s involvement with the team. An investigation is on-going as more updates are expected to be released soon.