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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Paul Lo Duca rips Alex Rodriguez as ‘one of the fakest people out there’

It’s safe to say Paul Lo Duca is not fond of Alex Rodriguez’s rehabilitated image.

The former New York Mets catcher called A-Rod “one of the fakest people” during an interview Monday on the WFAN Sports Radio.

“People know I’m not a fan, and I’m sorry,” said Lo Duca. “Never will be a fan. I just think he’s one of the fakest people out there. ... The way he gets put on a pedestal now is beyond me.”

Lo Duca, now a horse racing analyst, blasted A-Rod when they were discussing Rodriguez’s live Instagram conversation with Mets slugger Pete Alonso over the weekend.

Mr. Lo Duca either wasn’t asked if Mr. Rodriguez’s status as a centaur changes things, or chose to ignore that question…..

 

QLE Posted: April 01, 2020 at 12:26 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, paul lo duca

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

MLB umpire Joe West suing former All-Star Paul Lo Duca for claiming he took bribes

Major League Baseball umpire Joe West is suing Paul Lo Duca for defamation over comments the former catcher made on a podcast in May, asserting that a teammate used to bribe the umpire by letting him borrow his vintage car.

Lo Duca told a story about a game during his time with the Mets in 2006 or 2007, when after an easy ninth inning, closer Billy Wagner told Lo Duca that he would lend West his 1957 Chevrolet to get a more favorable strike zone.

Lo Duca recalled Wagner saying: “Joe loves antique cars so every time he comes into town I lend him my ’57 Chevy so he can drive it around so then he opens up the strike zone for me.”

The complaint, filed Tuesday in New York, denies that Wagner ever lent West a car and points out that no such game ever occurred.

Not the most common of lawsuits, is it?

QLE Posted: October 23, 2019 at 12:14 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: billy wagner, bribery, joe west, paul lo duca

 

 

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