...but I'd rather not it have been Alex Rodriguez who broke Lou Gehrig's career record for grand slam home runs.
Gehrig, "The Pride of the Yankees," was a very, very special person who also happened to be a great baseball player. "Class all the way," my father, who was not given to such encomiums, said.
"Class" is a word that has never been attached to the name of the man they call "A-Rod," nor will it ever be, and if you don't know why you probably never got past the opening paragraph.
I wasn't watching when Rodriguez hit his seventh inning bases-clearing blast off San Francisco Giants reliever George Kontos, so I don't know what the crowd's reaction was.
What I do know is that he's a drug cheat who has no business even being in uniform except that his legal team used a maneuver which allows him to play while appealing the 211 game suspension which should have rung the curtain down on his career in early August.
There won't be any asterisk next to Rodriguez's "24" in the record books, just as there won't be one next to Barry Bonds' 762 career home runs. Each may be tops in their categories, but we know those numbers are flawed, and their holders are undeserving.