Any time that we, as Americans, hear the phrase “conspiracy theory”, we are immediately reminded of one of three things: The assassination of John F. Kennedy, a fairly mundane movie with Mel Gibson, and the horrific attacks of September 11th.
With the Kennedy assassination, it is fairly easy to understand where these concerns arose. The entire event, from start to finish, (if that’s what you’d call it), is out of sorts. Too many shots, not enough time, perpetrator murdered while confessing innocence…there just isn’t a really good option for the death of John F. Kennedy to have been dealt out the way the “powers that be” would have us believe.
As for Conspiracy Theory the movie, well, we’re just going to let that one stand on its own.
When it comes to 9/11, however, things get a little bit tricky. The conspiracy theories surrounding the event have become part of the pop culture norm. Where the JFK jig will always be remembered for the “grassy knoll”, we have the proclamation that “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams” as our reference for the attacks of September 11th, or “9/11 was an inside job”.
Hell, there are even people who insist that George W. Bush was a part of the whole scheme – a theory that has made its way into the popular culture time and again.
Now, a personal note left on the mound by a Cleveland Indians pitcher has conspiracy theorists’ ears perking up.
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer responded to the controversy that he appeared to carve “BD 911” into the mound as a reference to a conspiracy theory about September 11.
Bauer denied the allegations, saying he carved “BD 91.1” on the mound instead of “BD 911.” Many people were assuming “BD 911” was a reference to the “Bush Did 9/11” theory.
But Bauer said the numbers and letters are related to him personally and are “completely unrelated to the senseless tragedy we endured on September 11.”
And, for the numerological conspiracy nerds out there, here’s a fun little tidbit:
Bauer had six strikeouts in six innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks in 103 pitches. He’s got a 2.35 ERA.
I’m not sure what that means, but I’m sure someone over on the Above Top Secret boards can tell us.
Trevor Bauer carved “BD 911” into the mound pic.twitter.com/bnY55E9TX9
— Ben Kouchnerkavich💜 (@bkouchnerkavich) May 22, 2018
There is still no word from Bauer as to the full meaning behind “BD91.1”.