“Apple kicked off last week’s WWDC keynote with a fun anecdote from Tim Cook, who showed off a ransom note [MLB player] Brandon Moss received from his friends so he could get the special 100th home run ball back,” Chris Smith reports for BGR. “Cook showed the ball and said he would pay the ransom, which consisted mostly Apple products.”

“Samsung is suspected to have tried to use the same trick, as Loop Insight reports, only a few days after Apple’s big event,” Smith reports. “Trevor Bauer, a pitcher for the same Cleveland team, got a hold of another milestone ball — the first hit for rookie Francisco Lindor. He then sent out a tweet posting a ransom note filled with Samsung products. ‘Hey @Lindor12BC we have your ball. @indians Bullpen settled for @tim_cook Apple products but we want @samsungmobileus,’ he said… from an iPhone.

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MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Arline M.,” David E.,” “Bill,” and “DavidRac” for the heads up.]

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