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John Axford pretty much rules

May 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

John Axford didn’t speak to reporters after his club-record streak of 49 straight saves came to an end last night against the Cubs, but he had good reason for it.

After the Brewers topped the Cubs 8-7 on a Corey Hart walkoff single in the 13th inning, Axford hurried out of the ballpark to accompany his pregnant wife to the hospital. The couple is expecting their second child.

Courtesy of Jordan Schelling of, the Brewers’ closer was at least nice enough to leave the following note for the media in the clubhouse.


Hilarious, awesome and classy.

  1. cur68 - May 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Another Beaver Wrestler enters the wold, safe and sound, I hope. And yeah, he does rule…cliche…cliche…etc.

  2. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - May 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Cliche…cliche…another cliche. Gotta go!
    -Seemingly every broadcast team ever

  3. DJ MC - May 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Of course, guys like this are the ones we want to talk to the media. Not players like Birdie Beckett.

  4. dsmaxsucks - May 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Don’t miss that “gotta go” is Nyjer Morgan’s goofy signoff when he runs off mid-interview in post game chats.

  5. mgv38 - May 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    And he didn’t throw his glove at anyone.

  6. mplsjoe - May 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Straight out of Bull Durham. Awesome.

  7. jhorton83 - May 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    I also like how he made the O a heart in Love. It’s the little things.

  8. stex52 - May 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Love it. More class than we usually get these days.

  9. bigleagues - May 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM


  10. steelersfan1983 - May 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Amazing streak! Congrats Ax-man

  11. astrosfan75956 - May 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Love the AXE man!

  12. lostsok - May 13, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Hilarious and classy.

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