Chipper rips Moyer over sign-stealing accusation

DENVER – After being accused by Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer of stealing signs during Saturday night’s game, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones acted like anything but a lion in winter.

He roared all right – and kept roaring Sunday morning, lashing out at Moyer for questioning Jones’ integrity.

But Jones also showed again how much hitting ability he retains, driving in five runs with his third consecutive three-hit game to help the Braves rally from a 6-0 deficit for a 13-9 win Saturday.

“It got us all motivated. He woke a sleeping giant,” Jones said. “We didn’t do much before that point, and after that point I believe we scored 11 run. Everybody [on the Braves] knew what was going on.”

Jones was at second base after hitting an RBI double in the fifth inning that cut the lead to 6-2. Television cameras showed Jones and Moyer exchange words while Moyer stood the mound, set to throw a 3-and-0 pitch to Brian McCann. Jones said the 49-year-old left-hander accused him of relaying the catcher’s sign to McCann.

“What incenses me is that I’m having a conversation with the shortstop [Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki], not paying attention to [Moyer], and I get accused basically of cheating,” Jones said Sunday morning, before the series finale. “And that’s wrong. I’ve never accused him of doctoring a baseball or out-milligramming somebody.

“That just doesn’t make sense – it’s a 6-2 ballgame and a 3-0 count. My hitter is taking no matter what in that situation. Because we play the game right. And he thinks I’m giving signs? He’s paranoid.”

When approached by two Atlanta reporters Sunday in the Rockies clubhouse and asked about the incident, Moyer said, “I’ve got no comment.”

Well, Jones had plenty.

At one point, he rose from his seat in the visitor’s clubhouse Sunday to demonstrate.

“I literally am standing on second base and I’m talking to Tulo, and I turn around and [Moyer] is coming set,” he said. “So I get ready and take my lead, and [Moyer] goes, ‘I see you.’ And I go, what the [bleep] do you see? What the [bleep] are you talking about?’ I go, ‘I was [bleeping] talking to your shortstop. And he said something else with his back turned, like he yelled but didn’t face me. I go, that’s [bleeping] B.S. And I turned around to Tulo and Tulo’s like [holds hands up].”

Tulowitzki was asked Sunday about the incident.

“Moyer said something,” the shortstop said. “I think exactly how Chipper said it is how it happened. I think Moyer accused him of giving locations. All I can tell you is that Chipper and I were just talking, and I didn’t get any sense that he was relaying anything. No one knows the truth. You can look at it from both sides. On Moyer’s side, who’s going to say, ‘Yeah, I was giving locations’?

“So yeah, you can see both sides. But for me, [Jones] wasn’t doing anything.”

Tulowitzki also said he understood why Jones would be upset.

“Put yourself in his shoes – if you’re accused of something and you know you didn’t do it, you’re going to be fired up,” he said.

When Moyer came up to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jones said the pitcher stepped out of the batter’s box and had a message for Braves catcher McCann.

“What really kind of gets under my skin is the fact that he told Mac, ‘That’s how people get hurt,’” Jones said.

Jones said Moyer’s comment to McCann upset him. Later on the field he spoke to Rockies first baseman Todd Helton and Tulowitzki  about it “because [Moyer] was already out of the game by then, after those 900-foot homers with nobody on base – I said he could meet me in the tunnel and discuss it if [he would] like, and I never heard back.

“I don’t know what he was thinking. I’ve never relayed a sign from second in my entire career. And Tulo said his signs are so complex that NASA couldn’t steal them.”

The long home runs Jones referenced were back-to-back longballs by Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward off Moyer to begin the sixth inning, which served to open the spigot for the Braves offense. Diaz’s homer was an opposite-field shot – rare for him – that was conservatively estimated at 422 feet, and Heyward’s was a 445-foot blast to the bullpen just to the right of straightaway center.

Tyler Pastornicky followed Heyward with a single to chase Moyer from the game, and the Braves went on to score five runs in that inning and four more in the next for a 12-8 lead. Jones had a two-run single in each of those innings.

Jones matched a career high with his 18th five-RBI game, and first since turning 40 last month. He is the second Brave to have at least five RBIs in a game after his 40th birthday. The first was Babe Ruth in 1935, when he had six RBIs and the last three homers of his career in a game for the Boston Braves.

Moyer saw his ERA jump from 3.14 ERA to 4.01 after allowing 10 hits and season-highs of six runs and five earned runs in five-plus innings.

“I tell you what, the next time we face them I’ll stand with my back to him, and see what he says then,” Jones said. “What’s his excuse going to be when he gives it up then? I mean, dude, we don’t need signs, especially for him. I mean, my goodness, every pitch is 78 [mph]. Come on.”

Jones was correct about the rest of the Braves knowing what was going on between him and Moyer during the game.

“Any time a pitcher steps off and starts talking toward second base, and then steps out of the box and starts talking to your catcher, you want to know what’s going on,” Diaz said. “So yeah, we were all asking. We were aware.

“Jamie’s been known to be a little paranoid before. It’s just one of those things where it made absolutely no sense in the situation. And like Chip said, [Moyer] is one of those guys where giving pitches is really going to help. You’ll end up chasing out of the zone. If you’re sitting change-up and you get it, you’ll end up chasing it out of the zone.”

Diaz said many major league teams make a practice of stealing and relaying signs, but not the Braves.

“To be honest with you, I’ve tried to get the Braves to relay signs from second ever since I got here, because every other team I’ve been on does it,” Diaz said. “And Chip’s the reason we don’t. He’ll say ‘no, we don’t do that.’ So it’s funny that he got called out on it. Ironic even.”

Diaz said Jones has always preached that hitters tend to expand their strike zones when they know the type and/or location of the that’s coming. Pointing out that he’s had his best seasons with the Braves, Diaz said he’s probably better off because they don’t relay signs. He spent most of last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded back to the Braves in August.

“Last year we [Pirates] would relay at second sometimes if it was obvious, and I stunk,” he said. “So it’s one of those things… It’s been a part of the game for a long time. But the situation last night was really bizarre. We’re down four [at the time]. Who’s going to swing 3-0 when we’re down four? I mean, even if you get the green light that means you’re really selfish. You better hit a homer. Mac’s a baseball player. He knows.”

Jones had one more verbal jab to deliver, this time bringing a Braves rival into the mix. Moyer’s team from 2006 through 2010.

“See, this is what happens when you get a pitcher who comes from a team that [relays signs] constantly — the Phillies,” Jones said. “And he is so paranoid that every single team does it, which is not the case. Because the only people that I ever remember doing it in this organization were [Jeff] Blauser and [Mark] Lemke. Those are the only two guys that I ever knew of that would either give location or give signs from second base. Since then, nobody’s ever done it [with the Braves].

“I’ve never asked for a location, I’ve never asked for a pitch, and I’ve never given one.”

Etc.

After a few days off to rest his pitching shoulder, Jonny Venters had no discomfort in a Sunday morning bullpen test.  He warmed up during the game and would have pitched if needed…. Jones had a scheduled rest day Sunday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez hopes to keep him off the disabled list by giving Jones regular rest. The third baseman conceded Sunday morning is probably what’s helped him stay so productive when he’s in the lineup, even though he’d like to play more and hopes his knee will permit him to as it gets stronger.

105 comments Add your comment

Ralph

May 6th, 2012
3:51 pm

Ralph

May 6th, 2012
3:52 pm

Looks like I have all the blogs to myself today, come on wake up everybody.

Rob

May 6th, 2012
3:53 pm

I love how Tulo is on Chipper’s side here. He knows Moyer is a fool and isn’t afraid about telling that to the press.

Ralph

May 6th, 2012
3:57 pm

Jeremy

May 6th, 2012
3:57 pm

Get ‘em Hoss… Keep playing with that Chip on your shoulder.

Brime Lee

May 6th, 2012
4:00 pm

I’m also following JJ’s game. He’s throwing well. Encouraging.
And Freddie’s 3-run shot was nice and today we survived first two innings!

Najeh Davenpoop

May 6th, 2012
4:00 pm

Old person fight!

Ralph

May 6th, 2012
4:04 pm

UNBELIEVABLE 3 innings and braves give up 0 runs, GO BRAVES

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
4:06 pm

I hope idiot fans dont put Votto in the All-Star game over Freeman

Weaseal

May 6th, 2012
4:07 pm

Hope the game is close and Chipper come in as pinch hitter made for TV

Supes

May 6th, 2012
4:10 pm

If Moyer wasn’t left handed he’d be selling insurance by now…it is what it is.

Matt

May 6th, 2012
4:14 pm

Who Me?

May 6th, 2012
4:19 pm

light traffic for a game to be in progress, where is everybody?

Look, at 49 Moyer can afford to be spooked, Chipper clearly had no bones here. Be nice girls and say you’re sorry LOL….

Brime Lee

May 6th, 2012
4:20 pm

Jamie Moyer, I wanted to respect you with a full strength but you seem too much paranoid for me to do that!

And it’s very nice to see you in Braves section, Najeh.
GO HAWKS!

Najeh Davenpoop

May 6th, 2012
4:23 pm

EXCLUSIVE: I have just obtained footage of the postgame Chipper-Moyer confrontation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T_MOrnS_UU

DamnBrit

May 6th, 2012
4:26 pm

C’mon, how about a nice dust up (fight) to alleviate the boredom of Moyer’s pitches. He sends me to sleep.

Brime Lee

May 6th, 2012
4:31 pm

Jair’s line today at Triple-A game against Charlotte.

8 IP 5 Hits 2 Runs 1 BB 3 K’s on 95 pitches.

Hopefully this is a sign he’s getting back on track.

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
4:34 pm

Heck if Moyer can still pitch Glavine could as well. IMO I bet Smoltz can still throw 93. And Madux never needed speed on his pitches………….Maybe we need to call somebody back if our starters besides Beachy cant pitch.

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
4:36 pm

Beachy 1-hitter so far and has allowed no hits since the 1st

BobDawg

May 6th, 2012
4:38 pm

Interesting behind the scenes stuff you usually don’t here or see… Chipper really came out on top here and even got a parting shot into Moyer from the Phils end… I love it… I don’t know that I wouldn’t be trying to steal signs but it is probably a waste of time and just puts more pressure on you to try and jack out the next pitch…

BobDawg

May 6th, 2012
4:39 pm

Don’t be surprised if Colorado tries to get Freeman some years down the road… He owns that ballpark!!!

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
4:43 pm

Freddi is half way to the Cycle has the 2 toughest out of the way in a HR and Triple

Paddy

May 6th, 2012
4:49 pm

Talking publicly about something like stealing signs, as Moyer did, is a big “no no” in baseball. I lost alot of respect for him over this. Act like a pro Moyer, you been at it long enough to know better!!!!!!!!! And Diaz, keep your mouth shut also!!!!

flintrock70

May 6th, 2012
4:49 pm

GO BRAVES!! Great to see us scoring runs w/o Chip or Mac.

longtimefan

May 6th, 2012
4:50 pm

JJ will be back. He will be valuable either as trade or future starter. How about Heyward’s fielding? One of two best fielding RF.

Brime Lee

May 6th, 2012
4:53 pm

If Juan Francisco keeps getting better with his eye (on balls) he will be getting paid huge as time goes, I think.

And Yeah Go Freddie now you can get a cycle in an easy way!

JoshTown

May 6th, 2012
5:03 pm

Great stuff from Chipper and the guys. Love that quote about Chipper from Matty; “no, we don’t do that.”

Love this organization. And kudos to Chipper for keeping it as honest as he can. Go Braves!

Brime Lee

May 6th, 2012
5:03 pm

I remember Beachy at Coors last year and it wasn’t pretty.
and today it’s a BEACHY-BEAUTY at Coors, a one-hitter for six innings so far.

longtimefan, I agree with Jason’s fielding, not a lot of chance to show his arm so far this year but we all know about his throwing arm.

I think he could also handle CF job nicely if needed.

Who done what?

May 6th, 2012
5:05 pm

The guy was having a bad day. He had to blame somebody for his lack of talent.

claytondawg

May 6th, 2012
5:06 pm

Stealing signs?? Oh, geezzzz. Grow up. If someone is stealing your signs…CHANGE THEM!!!

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Gary Moody

May 6th, 2012
5:18 pm

Stealing signs is like kissing your sister… You have an idea what it’s all about but in the end it had just as well have been your brother! The Braves are killing the ball this year thanks to the new hitting coaches and Moyer just got his “lunch ate” yesterday and has no excuses. I really, really lost a lot of respect for him and he got served by Tulo, his own team mate! What a double whammy of a day!

Kevin

May 6th, 2012
5:18 pm

According to the players quoted, most MLB teams steal signs. If that’s true, HOW CAN ANYONE POSSIBLY GET MAD ABOUT IT? If you suspect it, as claytondawg said, change your signs.

Or, just say, “Here it is. See if you can hit it.” I believe Maddux could’ve told hitters what he was about to throw them and still been pretty effective.

bamabelle2000

May 6th, 2012
5:25 pm

It’s not because you are old and people may know your stuff Jamie, it’s because players are stealing from you right? LOL

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
5:28 pm

Can we get Jack Wilson in there now……Pastornickys glove scares me

Younger Than That Now

May 6th, 2012
5:43 pm

Moyer’s reaction is pretty ‘bush league’ IMO. As Chipper points out, I’m not convinced that there’s an advantage in having a second opinion on a guess… which is what it is, another guess. It’s almost impossible to be 100% sure that what the runner on second base sees is the pitch that’s actually coming. Hitters that guess at pitches don’t usually do well for long in MLB.

IMO, this situation further proves how the Atlanta Braves do things the right way and do it with class!

GO BRAVES!

Paddy

May 6th, 2012
5:59 pm

clayton dawg…….”if they are stealing your signs, change them”. lol clayton dawg, you never played the game did you? .If you are not sure of what you are talking about, don’t post!! That was too funny!

hoho

May 6th, 2012
6:12 pm

Seriously, you’re either going to get an 84 mph “fastball” or a 74 mph change-up (or something like that). How complex could Moyer’s signs be? This is just embarrassing for him.

double

May 6th, 2012
6:14 pm

Errors and Excuses Chipper needs none.

NJBravesFan5

May 6th, 2012
6:18 pm

He’s right they wouldn’t need to steal signs off of a guy that only throws 78. Moyer completely overreacted. Chipper was always a guy (that in the steroid era) played the game the right way. I’d be pissed too if I were him.

Gulf Coast

May 6th, 2012
6:24 pm

Chipper shouldn’t have thrown the Lemmer and Blauser under the bus. Moyer just doesn’t like the Braves as an organization. Didn”t he veto 2 deadline trades to the Braves in the early 2000s?

Marshall Kerlin

May 6th, 2012
6:41 pm

Alzheimers setting in for Moyet, so cut him some slack. Chipper still/always the Man. HOF 2018 – we have a caravan from south Ga. going to NY that summer for Chip/ hope Mariano pitches next year so he doesn’t go in with Chipper and divert all attention to Yankees. Love this team – let’s get our starting pitching going a little better – everyone contributing – even CMartinez/ Livan/ Durbin/ Rev hitting now(Pastor Nicky) GoBraves

Knows Worts

May 6th, 2012
6:43 pm

The Braves averaged 11 runs Friday & Saturday. Then 7 runs today. Only 7!!
What a bunch of sand baggers.

Samantha

May 6th, 2012
6:48 pm

@Knows Worts….. They are resting for tomorrow.

Another Clueless Blogger

May 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

Chipper stealing signs and relaying to Mac: “Be ready for a 70 MPH fastball or a 70 MPH curveball, or a 70 MPH change up!”

Felix

May 6th, 2012
6:50 pm

Hey Jamie: You know, I don’t want to make you paranoid or anything, but every team and everyone really are out to get you.

Big John

May 6th, 2012
6:59 pm

Go Braves!!!!

Braves Fan

May 6th, 2012
7:05 pm

I am truly enjoying watching every minute Chipper Jones plays this year. He is a first ballot Hall of Famer and we are so lucky he has spent his years in Atlanta. Give em hell Chipper. You da man!

Nate from State

May 6th, 2012
7:14 pm

Great story. In a couple of days the national media will probably catch up and make a big deal out Diaz conceding that most teams steal signs. MLB Commish Bud will probably have to make a statement.

Cal

May 6th, 2012
7:18 pm

“Talking publicly about something like stealing signs, as Moyer did, is a big “no no” in baseball.”
——-
Actually, Moyer didn’t talk publicly about it. He kept it on the field. Chippers the one who made it public. Just sayin’…if you’ve lost respect for Moyer over this, you might try to understand the situation.

Del Crandall

May 6th, 2012
7:18 pm

Thank God for the Rockies. If they don’t sign Moyer, FW probably would have for the bullpen. He signs every other washed up bum that is released and gives them a million or so extra.

Samantha

May 6th, 2012
7:27 pm

I saw him in Seattle. I saw him in Phillie. Moyer is now in Colorado. When is he going to realize that he is a washed up bum. He needs to shut his mouth and go to the house for good.

Lane Moore

May 6th, 2012
7:27 pm

blame it on the falcons or bush, where is the jessie jacksons or the alvin sharpertons guy, my babies moma, or dat b my babies daddy, hey, wear a trayvon hoody or apply for welfares, lmfao

Samantha

May 6th, 2012
7:28 pm

@Cal Never had respect for the BUM at anytime.

Rainbow ATL

May 6th, 2012
7:30 pm

Bush was a Falcons fan and made Katrinobamy to rise oil price to hold down a brother and da 1 basent, whitey is bad .

Dela Solenas

May 6th, 2012
7:31 pm

Chip is the best brave of all time

J-Man

May 6th, 2012
7:49 pm

@Dela Solenas……Hank Aaron is the best Brave of all time.
In fact my list of Braves all-timers goes like this
1. Hank Aaron
2. Warren Spahn
3. Eddie Mathews
4. Chipper Jones
5. John Smoltz
6. Maddux
7. Glavine
8. Dale Murphy
9. Phil Neikro
10. Andrew Jones

Samantha

May 6th, 2012
7:50 pm

Good Nite everyone. May God bless you and give you peace. Take care. Later GO BRAVES!!!!

Runnin

May 6th, 2012
8:04 pm

Tempest in a protective cup.

TaylorVol

May 6th, 2012
8:09 pm

I lost a ton of respect for Moyer. Very happy that Tulo had Chipper’s back. I will really miss Chipper’s candor and lack of “player speak”. Hoss really tells it like it is, and it’s unusually refreshing.

IlliniBrave

May 6th, 2012
8:43 pm

Great job by Chipper getting a dig in on the Phillies. A generally classless bunch.

Coach

May 6th, 2012
8:59 pm

Moyer really needs to take his geritol and shut up. To hear that his own shortstop doesn’t have his back on this issue says plenty. But, as someone on here previously posted, Moyer never made this a public issue, he took issue on the field. Chipper made it public when reporters questioned him about it. Thing is, I don’t think Chipper wouldn’t have made it public if he wasn’t asked about it. Just comes to show how much class Chipper and the Braves have. I would be pissed as well if my integrity was put into question over something as frivilous as this…and it wasn’t true. I don’t think I would’ve have mentioned Blauser or Lemke in reference to the issue, just my opinion.

Max

May 6th, 2012
9:08 pm

I don’t know…Chipper seemed a little too defensive about it. He doth protest a lot. But, not sure what the big deal is really- always thought it was standard procedure to steal signs if you could.

Bob the Blogger

May 6th, 2012
9:08 pm

I really don’t see anything wrong with stealing signs. That’s why they’re complicated. I thought it was part of the game. Players and coaches study pitchers to see if they are telegraphing pitches, then relay the info to other players. I think I would have just smiled at Moyer and let him think the hitter knew exactly was was coming next. If he’s paranoid anyway, that would really work on him.

Tokyo jacket

May 6th, 2012
9:20 pm

Wow, Moyer really struck a chord with Chip. I can’t believe he told McCann “that’s how people get hurt”!!! Seriously, WTH?!?! That sounds like a threat to me. I hope he doesn’t get on the mound when the Rockies come to Atlanta…that would be a bad move. Moyer doesn’t even throw hard enough to bean someone.

Tokyo jacket

May 6th, 2012
9:27 pm

DOB, was there more in the locker room that didn’t make it into the story about Blauser and Lemmer? That just seems kind of out of place. Any word on what Cox thought about stealing signs?

Chopdawg

May 6th, 2012
9:52 pm

“out-milligraming somebody”?

Puma

May 6th, 2012
10:33 pm

I am not a player, but stealing signs isn’t cheating to me, so not sure why Chipper would be so incensed by that. I DO understand him being upset about what Moyer said to McCann, but sign stealing is part of the game.

Although, I got to admit, it is funny to imagine 49 year-old Moyer throwing at 40 year-old balky knee Chipper with a 78 MPH fastball and the ensuing charging of the mound.

Tommy

May 6th, 2012
10:44 pm

Moyer told McCann ‘that’s how guys get hurt.’ ????

What is he going to do, run over someone’s foot with his walker?

msterpsych

May 6th, 2012
11:07 pm

The thing that would happen in the tunnel is that Moyer and Jones would beat each other with their canes.

Bob the Blogger

May 6th, 2012
11:38 pm

Was Moylan threatening to hurt McCann or Chipper with his powder-puff 78 mph fastball? Of course, somebody would steal the sign for the knock-down pitch.

MRG

May 7th, 2012
1:32 am

@Chopdawg 9:52 pm-He clearly meant using steroids. I guess Chipper thinks accusing somebody of stealing signs is similar to that?
Also, I can’t believe Tulo had Chipper’s back. I have no doubt that Chipper’s right in the dispute, but Tulo should have either stuck up for his teammate or said no comment. Maybe that shows that Moyer has problems in the clubhouse or something, but it can’t be good, whatever it shows.

Go Go Pilots

May 7th, 2012
2:36 am

If i was chipper Jones i be lookin for brush back pitch by Jamie Moyer when Rockies come callin folks….and chipper will either ignore are fight Moyer in game at the Ted.Cause if his fellow teamates do not knock down one of Rockies top player then freddi and chipper are lost lambs cryin….Look for chipper Jones be hit by jamie Moyer here when col. rockies come in for 3 game series!

renegade#1

May 7th, 2012
7:35 am

Chip if he tries to run over you with his wheelchair you hit him with your crutches dont take no crap off that nursing home candidate

BC

May 7th, 2012
8:36 am

DOB, please delete those stupid “First” comments. 12 year old kids were doing that 5 years ago and even they think its stupid now.

Lemke’s Knuckler

May 7th, 2012
8:39 am

Lemke relaying signs? Blasphemy!!!

Lemke’s Knuckler

May 7th, 2012
8:43 am

I play old-man baseball in a league, most of the players are 28-48 years olds. Everyone except for our 69 year old lefty pitcher. Ex-minor leaguer who has never lifted a single weight, never run a single mile. Anyway, he’s striking out guys half his age with location, movement and changing speeds. Reminds me of Moyer, so while I have never liked Moyer, I do respect the man for what he’s been able to accomplish at his age.

Ted Abernathy

May 7th, 2012
9:11 am

J-man, I would add Ken Oberkfell and Earl Williams (sic) before Dale Murphy to the list of greatest Braves. Murphy was not a winner, too complacent. Braves didn’t start to win until Murphy left and Justice went to right field.

Dawg Fud

May 7th, 2012
9:22 am

“Every pitch is 78 mph”…hilarious.

If you are not watching this season you are missing somethign special with Chipper. The last three series have been fun to see him just playing, having fun. Knowing the end is near has given him a little pep in his step.

Dawg Fud

May 7th, 2012
9:23 am

Agreed BC. Typing “first” is the lamest blog entry…..ever.

Samantha

May 7th, 2012
9:33 am

Good morning Blog…. I hope this finds everyone well and happy.

PMC

May 7th, 2012
9:35 am

In fairness Moyer is old and senile. He doesn’t really know what’s going on anymore.

PMC

May 7th, 2012
9:37 am

Also, who is Moyer going to hurt? Mac could be in the dugout by the time that fastball got to him.

Wutehvah

May 7th, 2012
9:52 am

How many grandchildren does Moyer have??

Loon

May 7th, 2012
10:11 am

Moyer lost all respect I ever had for the buffoon….

To heck with him!

Fredi Gone zalez

May 7th, 2012
10:17 am

@ Go go Pilots – I’m sure a brushback pitch from Moyer is an extremely scary thought!

chris

May 7th, 2012
10:30 am

What a complete jackass…all the replays of this showed Chipper with his face turned to Tulouiski talking and Moyer jawing at him…until Chipper asked him WTF was going on? Its, let him bring that 78 mph #$#$#$ to Atlanta in September when we play these guys again and let’s light his senile backside up for five or six more 900 foot bombs. I think Beachy should have plunked someone yesterday for them hitting Freeman…that was intentional even Freddie questioned it after the game ….these punks in Colorado are looking for their asses this morning but they won’t find em – they’re in the Braves equipment bags headed to Chicago….Go Bravos!

Mr. Ed

May 7th, 2012
10:59 am

It must be tough to be such a lousy pitcher that you feel the need to farm up some excuse,…any excuse for your lackluster performance. Chipper should have gone after that ass! but, alas, too much class.

dap01

May 7th, 2012
11:39 am

What a jerk Moyer is. How is he going to hurt anyone? His fast ball is slow and his biceps are low.

We should beam him immediately when he visits again. What a jerk.

RPollardRealtor

May 7th, 2012
11:43 am

This is ridicules that Chipper even has to put up with this. Really stealing signs Moyer? I’m not even gunna bother saying how Ridicules it is that any MLB team would need to steal your signs. Even the DenverPost thinks Moyer is in the wrong. Would love to read Tulo’s comments. Where did yal find them, and what did he say?

don

May 7th, 2012
12:00 pm

As usual, I’m not going to go with the lemmings I don’t know if Jones did anything or not. Neither does anyone else except Jones and he, of course, is denying it. However, Jones statements indicate to me that, although his body has matured and aged from when he was a teenager, his mind has not.

If you want to check out Moyer and jones as role models for youngsters and their respective contributions to their communities, Jones runs a very distant second to Moyer.

Now, some of you lemmings can post your irate, though prejudiced and uninformed, replies. It won’t change the truth.

Samantha

May 7th, 2012
12:06 pm

@don…. Moyer is a whining BUM. Always has been. If things do not go his way, he cries like his 6 children.

don

May 7th, 2012
12:38 pm

Samantha, Your comments are rather strong. Can you cite any proof (that means actual facts) of your attack on Moyer or are these merely the expected Jones homerisms. Moyer is a “bum”? Tell that to all the youth who benefit from his foundation.

Samantha

May 7th, 2012
12:53 pm

@don He his a good humanitarian off of the field. I saw him in Seattle, in Phillie.now in Colorado. If things do not go his way on the field , he whines and cries and makes excuses. That is why I say he is a BUM. He needs to retire and take care of his foundation. Then he will not be a bum. Get off the field crybaby.

David O'Brien

May 7th, 2012
1:03 pm

Gwinnett OF Stefan Gartrell is International League Player of Week, went 8-for-20 w/ 3 HR, 8 RBIs in 5 games

George

May 7th, 2012
2:36 pm

Jamie, time to call it a day, go home and play with the kids.

Dawg Haus

May 7th, 2012
3:15 pm

Moyer has lost his mind. Oh well, Saturday was a good win for the Bravos!

JNick

May 7th, 2012
8:08 pm

What the hell does being a role model and a humanitarian have to do with this incident, Don? If someone calls you out and accuses you of doing something you didn’t do, you react (well, if you have a pair) – what did you expect Jones to do, walk over, shake his hand and apologize for doing nothing? Eff that…

[...] apparently escalated the matter, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was Moyer later saying to McCann, “That’s how people get hurt.” The implication [...]

Byron

May 8th, 2012
10:31 am

He was just trying to get in Chipper’s head. There was an article in the rag paper Seattle Weekly last week and it mentions how he will try to do these things from time to time. Bottom line, he couldn’t throw a baseball through tissue paper so he must protect the location of those weak pitches(though in this instance), I suspect that it was more a measure of respect to try and get the best of Chipper some otherway. Plus is there really a rule in the book about stealing signs etc., or is that just a baseball genbtlemans agreement that you won’t do it? Enough has been said about it, Chipper should go on and have a great year and forget about it until the Braves put the Rockies out in the playoffs in Oct.

[...] Colorado Rockies starting pitcher and animated baseball fossil Jamie Moyer accused Larry Wayne of stealing signs when he was on second base in top of the fifth inning of Saturday’s game in Denver. The Braves would end up winning 13-9—though that seemed to provide Chipper with little comfort when he was confronted by the press with Moyer’s accusations. [...]

[...] and I’m talking to [Tulowitzki], and I turn around and [Moyer] is coming set,” he said in the AJC. “So I get ready and take my lead, and [Moyer] goes, ‘I see you.’ And I go, what the [bleep] [...]

eddie

May 10th, 2012
4:08 pm

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October 6th, 2013
6:22 pm

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October 7th, 2013
3:56 am

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