Samsung attempt to replicate Apple PR stunt backfires

Samsung seemingly recruited a Cleveland Indians pitcher to tweet a list of demands—all Samsung products—in exchange for an important game ball. The tweet was sent with an iPhone.

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Two weeks ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook showed this image in his keynote speech at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco:

Our bullpen caught Moss’ 100th home run ball. They delivered this ransom note to Brandon after the game. #Windians

— #VoteKip #VoteTribe (@Indians) June 3, 2015

It’s a joking ransom note that players from the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen sent to right fielder Brandon Moss after one of the pitchers caught his 100th home run ball. You’ll notice almost all the items on the list are Apple products. (In its presentation, Apple digitally removed one of the items from the list, pitcher Marc Rzepczynski’s requested “50 gallon drum of lube.”)

Apple competitor Samsung apparently tried to fire back this week. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer issued this tweet:

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