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
5. Newton or 50-gal drum of zima
6. iMac 63
7. Power book 63
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.