When some Orioles fans read this month that rapper and longtime Yankees hat devotee Jay-Z was becoming partial owner of the Orioles, excitement and confusion ensued.The rumor originated with a satire sports website The Eye Test, which published an article Dec. 9 ribbing Jay-Z as new part-owner of the Orioles.&#8220;It&#8217;s officially not real,&#8221; said Greg Bader, Orioles vice president of communications and marketing.Still, the satire site duped several fans, who took to social media this week to express their confusion. Others were quick to point out the joke.Turns out he&#8217;s got 99 problems, but the Orioles ain&#8217;t one.📣 #DevTVExclusive! 🔥 WHATTT?? Jay-Z done did it again! 👏🏽 He is now part owner of #DevTV!&#39;s hometown baseball team, The Baltimore #Orioles! 🎉🎉🎉 CONGRATULATIONS on the new business venture! 🥂 We are excited 2 see the new changes! Keep it locked! 😎 #YeahManISeeEverything! 👀 pic.twitter.com/BazvFawqPN&mdash; Dev TV! (@Dev_TV_Official) December 27, 2018 Oh so Jay-Z part owner of the Orioles now ‼️ Baltimore winning winning lol pic.twitter.com/wrBPV31LAV&mdash; V O N ✨ (@dvenchyyy_) December 24, 2018 Well I was today years old when I found out Jay-z is a part owner of the Orioles lol&mdash; B. 🏁 (@illMaticView) December 24, 2018 Baltimore Sun reporter Peter Schmuck contributed to this article.