Alex Rodriguez‘s grand slam wasn’t just a shot that changed the direction of Tuesday night’s game, it was also a historic shot as well as he tied Lou Gehrig for first place on the all-time grand slams list at 23 with it.
“It means a lot,” Rodriguez told Barry Bloom of MLB.com. “It was very special. This game is very, very difficult. If you’re not going to enjoy these great moments, then it’s not any fun. Lou Gehrig is not only one of the all-time greats, but he’s one of ours. He was a Yankee. He was a guy, when they say, ‘If you ever have the opportunity, who would you take to dinner?’ For me, he would be in the top four or five.”
The Yankees have been struggling a lot so far this season with the bases loaded which is kind of a fluky stat considering the amount of actual at bats they’ve had in that situation so far this season. So it seems possible that this is just the start of a nice run for the Yankees as things even themselves out. A thought that hadn’t eluded A-Rod.
“This was definitely one to remember,” Rodriguez said. “It was big; it really was. I really felt like it was a swing for the team. I feel like everybody needed that hit and we’ve all been waiting for it.”