Last updated on: 4/14/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David Lengel Biography

Title:
Sports journalist for the Guardian
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The steroid era is, of course, synonymous with the home run. A multitude of players cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs, which played a role in corrupting the statistical pool by which players are ultimately judged. That’s the great crime, because in baseball statistics are king, and when you lose the ability to compare today’s players with yesterday’s players, the soul of the game is damaged.”

“How Will the Hall of Fame Look on Baseball’s Steroid Era?,” Guardian, July 24, 2008

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sports journalist, Guardian
  • Reporter and analyst, MLB on Five, UK channel Five sports program, 2003-2005
  • Producer, Who’s #1, ESPN, 2004
Education:
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Other:
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