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John Axford, pitcher for Milwaukee Brewers, 'dominates' Oscar predictions


Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher John Axford throws against the Miami Marlins at Miller Park on July 2, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Mike McGinnis

There would seem to be very little doubt about John Axford’s career after baseball.

The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher used Twitter to predict 14 or 15 Academy Award winners before Sunday’s Oscar telecast.

“Hi Oscars,” he tweeted early this morning. “I’m John Axford…And I just dominated you.”

The only trophy his missed—like almost everyone else—was Ang Lee for best director. Axford said he thought Steven Spielberg deserved the statue for his turn behind the camera for “Lincoln.”

“Damn you, Ang Lee,” Axford tweeted after he went 11 for 11. “You were my 4th choice… behind Spielberg and two people that didn’t get nominated. But good for you.”

Axford’s Twitter profile lists him as a pitcher for the Brewers and “Mustache and Film Aficionado.”

His Major League Baseball profile tells us he’s a 29-year-old Canadian from Simcoe, Ont., entering his fourth season.

Axford can add his Oscar success to his American Mustache Institute’s Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award from 2011.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Axford also dominated notable film critic Roger Ebert, who predicted only 10 of 15.

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