Sleep easy, Mets fans: Lil Wayne approves of the team’s signing of relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez in the rapper’s latest ESPN blog post. “I’m a big fan of the Mets signing K-Rod. That was a smart move for them because they’ve got all the talent in the world but they’ve lacked that killer instinct to push them over the top,” Weezy writes like a true analyst, though keep in mind the Carter III rapper previously predicted the Tampa Bay Rays would win the World Series. As for what song he’d come out to if he were a major league closer, Wayne fittingly chose Semisonic’s “Closing Time,” with Prince’s “Purple Rain” his song of choice if he were to come to bat.
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Lil Wayne also discusses the whole Plaxico Burress incident: “The whole Plaxico thing kind was crazy because immediately afterward everyone was talking about the legal implications and what are the Giants going to do with him now, and no one stopped and said, My God, this guy just shot himself. Is he okay? Was it stupid? Of course. I mean, I accidentally shot myself when I was 12 and that’s a scary lesson to learn.” While Tha Carter III may be Number Three on our Top 50 Albums of 2008 list, Lil Wayne is definitely Number One on our favorite sports writers list.
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