John Axford inspires other athlete notes

Brewers closer John Axford’s streak of 49 consecutive saves ended on Friday. Axford had to leave the stadium before speaking with the media after the game, but he had a good reason: his wife had gone into premature labor. Yet he was kind enough to leave a note for the media addressing his performance.

ESPN Playbook has leaned on its dubious sources, who subsequently unearthed similar notes from other athletes. Take a look:

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