PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –
UPDATE: As it turns out, this was a joke that got misunderstood. Ah well, it would have been more fun if it happened.
Charlie Manuel surprised almost everyone last week when he quoted hip-hop legend Jay Z at his 94WIP radio show at Ponzio’s.
“Let me tell you something like this, I got 99 problems and a contract and managing next year, is not one of my problems.” Manuel said when asked about his future with the Phillies. “I understand that if you tear something down, you start rebuilding it more and things like that, that there’s going to be a lot of changes. A lot of times it depends whether you want to clean house or partly clean it. That’s kind of how I look at it. At the same time too, I’m not worried about it.”
According to some reports on Twitter, Jay Z Tuesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park surprised almost everyone when he dedicated the song ’99 Problems’ to Manuel during his concert with Justin Timberlake.
But as it turns out, it was just people who were taking liberties with the original tweet.
Jay Z recently began a new career as a sports agent, representing Victor Cruz, Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant. Perhaps he will reach out to Charlie to help negotiate his next deal.