MILWAUKEE John Axford wanted to create a unique memory for a fan of his who was wearing the Brewers closer's jersey at a Wisconsin mall earlier this week.
Though it didn't work out the way Axford hoped, he did snap a picture to capture the moment (above) and posted it to his Twitter account for 50,000-plus followers to see, with this message:
"Is it weird that I'm walking behind this guy at the mall right now?"
Axford explained the tweet to FOXSportsWisconsin.com after Saturday's game.
"I just arrived at the mall and he happened to be right there, so I followed him for a little bit, which seems kind of creepy, but I thought it'd be funny if he turned around and I would give him a wave or something and see if he recognized me," he said. "But he didn't turn around. He just went down the escalator.
"I blame it on the fact that he was walking with a girl. His attention was there instead, I'm sure."
When that photo started becoming a hit across the country on social media, the fan...