John Axford Owned the Academy Awards

Conventional wisdom would dictate that if you spend enough time on the road as a professional baseball player, you’ve seen more than your share of movies.

And if you’re Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford and you also happen to a self-proclaimed “Film Aficionado” (and film major in college)…you probably had an opinion on what was going to take home the top prize during Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

Prior to the awards show, Axford hit the Twitters and revealed his picks for 15 of the categories.  And, suffice it to say, dude did alright.

The only pick he got wrong?  Axford went with Steven Spielberg for Best Director whereas the Oscar went to Ang Lee.  That said, it’s probably good that “The Ax Man” didn’t take any Best Picture advice from Jose Canseco.



Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn is that guy who instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown and fondly remembers the time he saw Rickey Henderson walking into a hotel with a woman on each arm following a Yankees game. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.