Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 5/6/12

After last night's 13-9 Braves win over the Rockies, Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer took some shots at retiring Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Moyer accused Jones of stealing signs while he was on second base and Brian McCann was at the dish. Chipper responded to Moyer's pistol fire by firing at him with a bazooka.

"That was all on Jamie Moyer," Jones said. "He woke a sleeping giant tonight. He started chirping and it went all downhill from there. He accused me of relaying a sign down 6-2 with a 3-0 count to Brian McCann. I have never relayed a sign to anyone while I'm on second base."

"You question our integrity, that's wrong," Jones said. "I've never accused him of doctoring a baseball. I've never accused him of over-milligraming, nothing. That's [garbage] and he woke us up. I didn't see any signs on the 900-foot homers that were hit."

Moyer gave a no comment after the game, and also before today's game. But while Braves beat writer Mark Bowman was speaking to Jones before the game today, Chipper once again went on the offense towards Moyer, and his former team, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Chipper said he told a couple Rockies he would discuss things w/ Moyer if he wanted to meet him in the hallway last night.

— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 6, 2012

Chipper said he believes Moyer is paranoid because he formerly played for a team, the Phillies, who are known for stealing signs.

— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 6, 2012

If you want to stoke the fires of a rivalry, that's how you do it. For the record, I have no reason to believe that Chipper was stealing signs from Moyer and the Rockies, based solely on the fact that Moyer is a 49 year-old man with a 78 mph fastball pitching in Coors Field this year. It's batting practice for opposing hitters. Moyer's allowed five homers this year, so this clearly isn't an issue of the Braves stealing signs.

As for Chipper's jab at the Phillies? I'm sure you remember two years ago, when Phillies bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer was caught by the Rockies TV broadcast looking through binoculars at the plate while the Phillies were at bat. There have also been accusations of the Phillies stealing signs against the Mets in 2007 and the Red Sox in 2008. There was also this quote from Phililes manager Larry Bowa during Philadelphia's 2009 World Series run.

"There's rumors going around that when you play the Phillies, there's a camera somewhere or bullpen people are giving signs," Bowa said at the time. "And catchers are constantly changing signs. That's the rumor. Now, is it proven? No."

Moyer was a member of the Phillies from the middle of 2006 until the 2010 season, the same time period in which the accusations occured. So while Chipper may have been a little out of bounds in tying Moyer to the accusations against the Phillies, he didn't exactly make up the Phillies tie-in with sign stealing.

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