Ransom for 100th HR Ball All  Products

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Just found it interesting that the ransom for this 100th HR ball was all  products
    Oh, and a 50 gallon drum of lube :)

    Indians Bullpen Holds Teammate Brandon Moss' 100th Home Run Ball for Ransom

    "If Cleveland Indians outfielder Brandon Moss wants the baseball from his 100th career home run, it's going to cost him.

    Moss hit career home run No. 100 on Tuesday night in Kansas City. With two outs in the top of the fourth inning, the 31-year-old outfielder lined a 3-2 pitch from Kansas City Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie into the Indians bullpen in right field.

    When a fan catches a milestone home run, players/teams will offer the fan memorabilia, such as an autographed bat or ball, in hopes of an exchange. Moss probably thought he caught a break when his 100th career home run landed in his team's bullpen and not the stands.

    He'd be wrong if he thought that.

    The Indians bullpen is holding the baseball for ransom, providing Moss with a list of demands. That special baseball is going to wind up costing Moss some serious dough, because each reliever is asking for an Apple product."

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  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Holy cow, with friends like this who needs enemies!:D
     
  3. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    Apparently Tim Cook announced at WWDC2015 that he will pay the ransom for the ball :)

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    Apple's CEO Tim Cook offers to pay ransom for Brandon Moss' home run ball

    "Fortunately for the Indians slugger, Apple CEO Tim Cook ignored every police procedural you've seen and negotiated with the hostage takers. At Monday's Worldwide Developer's Conference, Cook announced that he would pay for the safe return of the baseball. "
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I'm no follower of rounders, but I'm sure these guys really needed a few :apple: hand outs due to their really low wages.
    I feel an email coming on....

    timcook@icloud.com
    Dear Tim
    Can I have a new Macbook Pro please, otherwise my daughters teddy gets it!
    Regards
    Apple fanboy.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. This makes for some good publicity for Apple.
     
  7. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Yep, no doubt this is great publicity. It reminds me of the story from a few years ago where they gave a guy a free product when he returned it saying that his "wife said no".
     
  8. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well, apparently Tim isn't willing to spring for the lube :D

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  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I sent him a tweet asking if he needed a lube hookup to pay the ransom.
     

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