Reds' Baker: Let baseball be like hockey

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker wants his player to sort things out in the boxing ring. (AFP)

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker wants his player to sort things out in the boxing ring. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 5:22 PM ET

Chicago Cubs righty Matt Garza started it.

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker wants to finish it – in the ring.

After watching Reds starter Johnny Cueto throw at David DeJesus’ head during the sixth inning of Sunday’s 5-4 Chicago win, Garza hurled a few one-liners in Cueto’s direction during his post-game.

“He [Cueto] can throw at me and I’ll definitely return the favour,” Garza said. “I didn’t like that one bit.”

In his self-described old school ways, Baker answered Garza’s threats on Monday.

“You got something to say, you go over there and tell him. Johnny ain’t running,” Baker told MLB.com.

“Just put them in a room, let them box and let it be over with, know what I mean?

“Let it be like hockey. Let them fight, somebody hits the ground and then it’ll be over with.”

Garza, who plunked Cincy’s Todd Frazier earlier in Sunday’s game, said retaliation isn’t in Chicago’s vocabulary.

The division rivals meet again on June 10.

“It’s BS on his part, totally immature,” Garza reiterated. “If he has something to say about it, he knows where to find my locker.

“I hope he learns to grow the hell up."




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