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A revolution in ransom
June 15, 2015

ON JUNE 2, Indians outfielder Brandon Moss hit his 100th career home run, which landed in the visitors' bullpen at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. After the 2--1 win over the Royals, Cleveland's relievers and bullpen staffers submitted a ransom note for the return of the ball to Moss: an iPhone, iPad, MacBook or Apple Watch for each of the 11 bullpen denizens, plus $5,000 cash and a 50-gallon drum of lube (?). This is not a first. SI found the demands supposedly submitted by Mariners teammates when Alex Rodriguez hit his 100th homer on Aug. 12, 1998.

100[superscript th] Alex Rodriguez Homenin Ball

1. emate 300

2. Newton Message pad

3. Newton

4. Quicktake

5. Newton or 50-gal drum of zima

6. iMac 63

7. Power book 63

8. iMac

9. Newton

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Newcastle midfielder PAPISS CISS‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¢ told his longtime girlfriend he was taking a postseason vacation, then married another woman while he was away.

FIVE PHOTOSAPPLE (PRODUCTS, 5)
PHOTOMICHAEL REGAN/GETTY IMAGES (CISS‚Äö√†√∂‚àö¢) ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)