Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my Mum and Dad. 27 years!! Here’s to 27 (and many) more!!

 

Steroids

I read a post on Tumblr this weekend which said that any baseball player that had admitted to taking steroids in the past should have any records removed from them, and shouldn’t be considered for admission into the baseball Hall of Fame. Now I don’t claim to know much about baseball, having only started following a team in 2004, and only watching it properly in 2008, but I don’t really think that is fair.

If a player took steroids before it was banned, then there shouldn’t be a problem with that. You can’t punish someone for doing something that was legal at the time. Yes, they may have known that they had an unfair advantage, but they were allowed to do it at the time.

I do agree that if someone has taken steroids since they were banned, they should have any records earned during that period taken away from them. It’s not fair that they can knowingly cheat the system so that they can win games, and earn their own personal records. They knew that it was wrong, so they should be penalized for it.

I know there are going to be discussions about this for a long time, but it would be a shame to punish some of the baseball greats for things they have done in the past.

Golden Acre Park

I was up at 7 this morning to drive Vicky to work, so I thought rather than go home and back to bed, I would go for a walk with my brother. We went to Golden Acre Park, as we used to go there all the time with my Gran and my Mum when we were younger. I wanted to take a lot of pictures, but Frank has the patience of a five year old so wouldn’t stand still for long enough. I did manage to get a few decent pictures (I think). I would have had more if I had known how to use my camera, and if Frank hadn’t been either shaking the branches or me!

I love how fresh the air feels early in the morning, and the dew was still on the flowers, so I could have had some good photos if I had looked into how to use the Macro mode on my camera. Frank’s impatience cost me a great photo as well. We were stood looking over the lake, and Frank decided he wanted to go. Just as we turned around and started walking off, a flock of geese flew in over the lake and landed in formation. I’d already turned my camera off, and a woman walking her dog walked past and said ‘That would have been a good photo’. No kidding…