Friday, June 04, 2010

Jim Joyce: Conspiracy Theory

How can one of MLB's most respected umps make such a bone-headed call? Easy - IT WASN'T HIM!

In fact, Mr. Joyce's call ranks up there with another royal screwing by an officiator: The (semi) famous Hebner Twin referee match which resulted in the Hulkster losing his belt to the Other White Andre.

Referee Earl Hebner's twin brother Dave Hebner was the assigned official, but unbeknownst to Hogan, André the Giant's manager Ted DiBiase had bribed an unknown to get plastic surgery (in actuality, Dave's twin brother, Earl). Earl then counted André's pin against Hogan, even though Hogan's shoulders were clearly off the mat.

As André and DiBiase were celebrating (with André quickly "selling" his title to an overjoyed DiBiase), Dave (whom DiBiase had locked in a closet prior to the match) ran to the ring and confronted Earl.

Somewhere, the real Jim Joyce is locked in a utility closet while evil Jim Joyce continues his reign of terror.

I'll admit - my theory might sound Oliver Stone-level crazy. But it makes more sense than Joyce missing that call, and the 21st perfect game joining Robin Ventura's Grand Slam turned single as nothing more than an asterisk in the annuls of history.


Paul said...

Better than my, Joyce is angling to join the Hart Foundation "Danny Davis" theory.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Danny Davis was pure evil.

Todd said...

Thanks for bringing back one of the most horrific memories of my childhood. It's moments like these that still make me bitter about discovering the truth about pro rasslin'.

Looked so real at the time.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Any plotline with evil twins is BRILLIANT

Kyle Baker said...

Wait, what are you saying, Todd?

spank said...

Good Times man, Good fuckin' Times.
I totally forgot about Danny Davis. classic name drop

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

DANGEROUS Danny Davis. He had the best wrestling tights to boot - he looked like a zebra.

If a second (real) Jim Joyce comes running onto the field, I'll plotz!

Paul said...

The evil twin is Fresno State Football Coach Pat Hill!!! He is pissed about the lack of a contract extension and he is taking everyone down with him!!

Paul said...

Didn't Danny Davis go back to being a ref?

That guy always lived in the shadow of the great Joey Marella.

Pademonium has broken loose on this thread!!!!

You can cut the eletricity with knife!!!

Ahh the good old days.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

"Let me tell you something, Monsoon!"

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

Somewhere, a very perplexed Sax is reading this.