Baer: Baseball brings us all together

Baer: Baseball brings us all together

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- An effective president listens to his constituents. Larry Baer is no exception.

The Giants' president and chief executive officer, who has remained in the club's hierarchy since 1992, has made it a point to stay responsive to what fans want. It comes naturally for Baer, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who grew up rooting for the Giants and riding the Muni bus with his father to attend games at Candlestick Park.

As Presidents Day approached, asked Baer to deliver three timely messages for fans to keep in mind as the 2017 season approaches:

"First, let's celebrate the rich diversity of our community, team and fan base. Baseball has a unique role in bringing all of us together.

"Two, you always have to remember to be humble and know that every year is a new year, and you certainly can't be complacent. We will continue to strive to qualify for postseason play and win championships.

"Three, baseball's the greatest game, so let's continue to celebrate it."

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.