Ransom for 100th HR Ball All  Products


macrumors Core
Original poster
Mar 20, 2004
"Between the Hedges"
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."



macrumors Core
Original poster
Mar 20, 2004
"Between the Hedges"
Apparently Tim Cook announced at WWDC2015 that he will pay the ransom for the ball :)


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. "

Apple fanboy

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 21, 2012
Behind the Lens, UK
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....

Dear Tim
Can I have a new Macbook Pro please, otherwise my daughters teddy gets it!
Apple fanboy.


macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
Dallas, Texas
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".
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