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John Axford pretty much rules

Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 29: Reliever John Axford #59 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 29, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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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.

John Axford note

Hilarious, awesome and classy.