It's not THE home run record but it is a home run record.

And now Alex Rodriguez owns it.

Like it or not.

A-Rod hit his 24th grand slam Friday night against the Giants breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig and giving him the most all-time. Given that Jason Giambi is next on the active list with 14 it's a record that Rodriguez is going to hold for a while.

For years the thought was that Rodriguez would one day challenge Barry Bonds' career home run record. For a while there was even some talk -- naive as it turned out -- that he might make the record "clean."

Now of course any A-Rod record is tainted too. It's hard to think that anyone is excited about watching him climb the list.