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John Axford leaves a note after wife goes into labor

Reporters had plenty of questions for John Axford on Friday night after the Brewers closer blew his first save in 50 chances.

But Ax was nowhere to be found in Milwaukee's clubhouse after the game -- which the Crew won in 13 innings.

Was he ducking the media?

Nope, Axford <3's the media. And he had a pretty legitimate excuse for skipping out early.

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