Reyes not thrilled about being hugged by Batista
Reyes said the two are friendly but not close friends, and he was surprised - and, it seemed, a little appalled - at an opposing player being that friendly when the possibility of punches being thrown existed.
"I don't know what he was doing," Reyes said. "You have to be serious at that time."
Batista's actions reminded some of the 1999 incident in which Alex Rodriguez (then of the Mariners) and Derek Jeter play-fought during a brawl at the Kingdome in Seattle. At that time, Jeter and A-Rod were good friends and had not had their famous falling out.
There were no punches thrown Sunday. Just one unwelcome hug.