Found May 06, 2012 on
Rumors and Rants:
Two of the oldest players in Major League Baseball are currently in the middle of a fight, and it would probably be pretty funny if the accusations being thrown around weren’t so serious.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer has accused Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones of stealing signs. And Jones isn’t exactly taking that insult in stride.
On Saturday the 40-year-old Jones was on second base after doubling off Moyer during the fifth inning of Atlanta’s 13-9 win. As he was talking to Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Jones claims Moyer barked at him, “I see you (stealing signs).”
Jones had the following to say about Moyer’s accusation:
“I’m not happy to say the least. Any time a grown man gets his integrity questioned, they’re going to take it seriously and I’m no different. If he wants to discuss it, we’ll discuss it, but he’s wrong, plain and simple.”
Jones went on to say he was shocked by the incident and at first he wasn’t sure if Moyer was actually talking to him
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Chipper Jones ripped Jamie Moyer for accusing him of stealing signs and said that Moyer is probably paranoid because his old team, the Phillies, is known for doing it.
The Braves overcame a six-run deficit on Saturday to beat the Rockies, 13-9, thanks largely to a five-RBI game by Chipper Jones. But Jamie Moyer provided some added drama to the contest when he accused Jones of relaying signs to batters at home plate. Jones took exception to Moyer’s allegations, as both players were seen exchanging choice words during the fifth inning.
Chipper Jones was still fuming Sunday over claims by Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer that the Atlanta star had been stealing signs and relaying them to Braves hitters.
''I'm not happy, to say the least,'' Jones said after the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 7-2 victory on Sunday.
''Any time a grown man gets his integrity...
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is still fuming over claims by Colorado pitcher Jamie Moyer that he was stealing signs.
Jones says Moyer was pitching Saturday night at Coors Field when he accused the Braves star of relaying signs from second base.
After the Braves beat the Rockies 7-2 Sunday to complete a sweep, Jones said he didn't appreciate Moyer questioning his...
DENVER (AP) -- Chipper Jones was still fuming Sunday over claims by Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer that the Atlanta star had been stealing signs and relaying them to Braves hitters.
"I'm not happy, to say the least," Jones said after the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 7-2 victory on Sunday.
"Any time a grown man gets his integrity...
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And Jones could empathize...
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By Tara Rowe
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