Bauer denied the allegations, saying he carved “BD 91.1” on the mound instead of “BD 911.”
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.”
Here’s a screenshot of the markings on the mound.
The Indians beat the Cubs 10–1.
Bauer had six strikeouts in six innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks in 103 pitches. He’s got a 2.35 ERA.