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White Sox GM Rick Hahn: “I’ve got 99 problems and A-Rod ain’t one of them”

Aug 6, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

jay-z 99 problems

I’m already miles beyond sick of people talking about Alex Rodriguez, but as a 30-year-old writer I’m amused by a 42-year-old general manager quoting Jay Z on the subject, like Rick Hahn of the White Sox did yesterday:

But Hahn mostly stayed away from the drama. He chose instead to focus on his team, which is in the midst of its longest losing streak in 37 years. … “You’ve seen this team play recently: I’ve got 99 problems and A-Rod ain’t one of them,” Hahn said with a smile.

In his first season since taking over for Kenny Williams the White Sox have plummeted to the second-worst record in baseball at 41-69, including 13 losses in the last 15 games.

  1. jayscarpa - Aug 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Does this mean Charlie Manual is a Jay-Z fan?

    • Jonny 5 - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Well, good ole’ Chuck tried, but he kinda messed it up. He kinda messes up everything he says actually. Some people just aren’t cut out to be public speakers. Still have to love the man though.

      http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/07/30/charlie-manuel-i-got-99-problems-and-my-contract-aint-one-of-them/

  2. number42is1 - Aug 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Doing 55 in a 54? That’s a lifetime ban!

  3. Glenn - Aug 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    You make it sound like Rick Hahn is an old fogey with no business referencing hip-hop. He’s younger than Jay-Z.

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Could he be more specific on the 99 problems? Bob Klapish wants the complete list.

    • number42is1 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m30kgcdB6B1qgujn4o1_400.jpg

  5. chill1184 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    lulz @ GM trolling

  6. countduku - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    For once, he is finally right…

  7. beefytrout - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    too bad he didn’t stick the landing when he added “of them” to the end of the quote.

  8. nbjays - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    “I’ve got 999 problems and A-Rod IS one of them… goddammit!”

    - Brian Cashman

  9. heyblueyoustink - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Nah I ain’t passed the bar but I know a little bit
    Enough that you won’t illegally suspend my shit
    “Well see how smart you are when the Budster comes”

  10. chiadam - Aug 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Now he just needs to buy 0.000000000000000003% of the Nets. And then, you know, sell it.

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