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Apple announces it will pay 'ransom' for Brandon Moss' 100th home run ball

Indians bullpen to receive gadgets from Apple in exchange for Brandon Moss' 100th home run ball

The Cleveland Indians' relief pitchers and catchers sure know an opportunity when they see it.

When Brandon Moss hit his 100th career home run in Kansas City last week, the ball landed in the visitor's bullpen. Knowing Moss would want the ball as a memento, his teammates sent him a handwritten ransom note of the items each of them wanted in exchange.

“You get the ball when we get these items!” the note said.

Oddly enough, every single one of them asked for Apple products, such as iPads, MacBook Airs or iPhones.

Even more odd, Apple has decided to meet each and every demand on Moss' behalf so the player can receive his milestone ball.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook made the announcement Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco while holding the ball above his head in front of a projected image of the ransom note.

An Indians spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press that an Apple representative retrieved the ball in Cleveland on Friday. No word as to when the pitchers and catchers will receive their high-tech goodies.

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