Milwaukee pitcher John Axford had somewhere to be after Friday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, so the closer did the polite thing and left a note at his locker for any inquiring reporters.
Axford had just blown a save in the ninth inning, giving up three runs. The miscue was momentous — it broke Axford's streak of 49 saves in a row.
Axford may have been smart to get himself yanked, though. The game would eventually go 13 innings and five hours, and Axford had something a bit more pressing to tend to.
With his wife in labor, Axford left the ballpark to be at her side, but he left a note so anyone covering the team would know what was up.
"I put my wife into contractions with my performance tonight!" he wrote on Brewers stationary.
He made a couple of comments about his save streak then added a tongue-in-cheek "cliche … cliche … another cliche" at the end before jotting "Gotta Go!"
The Brewers pulled out the 8-7 win without him.
Check out Axford's note below.
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