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Alex Rodriguez Breaks Lou Gehrig Record

See this face? This face isn't concerned about your judgement.

See this face? This face isn’t concerned about your judgement.

Put another asterisk in the MLB record books! In a game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night, steroid embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez broke a record that is sure to rankle every fan who always insists on explaining why Roger Maris is the real record holder for the most home runs in a single season.



That’s not to say Maris isn’t the real record holder for the most home runs in a single season—he definitely is. It’s just that we heard you the first million times and never even disagreed with you in the first place so just shut up about it already.

A month after he was hit with a record 211-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy and labor agreement again—he’s currently able to play pending an appeal—Rodriguez passed all-time great Lou Gehrig with the 24th grand slam in his career.

Remember when the Yankees didn't even want A-Rod back a few weeks ago?

Remember when the Yankees didn’t even want A-Rod back a few weeks ago?

The grand slam, which was also the 654th home run of A-Rod’s career, broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning and buoyed the Yanks to a 5-1 victory. The win couldn’t have come at a more critical time, as they remain three games back of the Tampa Bay Rays and deadlocked with the Baltimore Orioles, fighting for a Wildcard playoff spot.

His latest achievement leaves Rodriguez just short of another rage-inducing record. With 654 career home runs, he needs just six to tie—and seven to surpass—Willie Mays, who is currently fourth on the all-time homer list.

Can’t wait to see the reaction from baseball fanatics on Twitter when A-Rod breaks that one. It’ll probably be something like these, but maybe a little worse:

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Because no one has done that yet…

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Feigned outrage!

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Obviously an A-Rod fan.

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Yeah. And Alex Rodriguez is a terrible person.

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