Brewers closer John Axford‘s club-record streak of 49 consecutive converted saves came to an end Friday when he conceded the lead back to the Cubs in the top of the ninth, his first blown save in over a year. After the Brewers finally secured the W in the 13th, Axford skipped talking to the press.
There are guys who after a rough outing can snub the media afterward and look like a tool (Hi, Kerry Wood). But Axford skipped his postgame chat and still came off looking charming and classy as hell. As the hilarious note he left behind indicates, he had a good excuse to hurry out of the ballpark: his wife was going into labor with their second child.
This probably won’t be the last time Axford will be using his kids as an excuse to get out of stuff.
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