More original thinking, this time from a Samsung fan.
Remember this moment from last week’s keynote?
At the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, CEO Tim Cook made mention of Brandon Moss’ 100th home run ball, and the litany of Apple products the Indians’ relievers requested in return for surrendering the baseball to the slugger.
Tim showed the ball, announced that Apple would pay the ransom, give the ball to Brandon Moss. Great move.
Enter Samsung fan (maybe) Trevor Bauer, pitcher for those same Cleveland Indians. He got hold of another milestone ball, the first hit for rookie Francisco Lindor. Bauer squirreled away the ball and sent out this ransom tweet:
Hey @Lindor12BC we have your ball. @indians Bullpen settled for @tim_cook Apple products but we want @samsungmobileus
Any number of people saw this as a Samsung PR ploy (Dan Frakes from Wirecutter, for example). At the very least, this is some pretty unoriginal pranking.
But there’s a kicker.
Bauer’s ransom tweet was sent from his iPhone. You just can’t make this stuff up.