Paul Lo Duca On WFAN: How A-Rod Is Put On Pedestal 'Beyond Me'


Tell us how you really feel about A-Rod, won't you, Paul Lo Duca?

In an interview Monday with WFAN's Marc Malusis and Maggie Gray, the former Mets catcher ripped the ex-Yankees slugger, calling him "one of the fakest people out there."

Lo Duca went on his mini-rant during a discussion about Rodriguez's live Instagram conversation with Pete Alonso over the weekend.

The four-time All-Star catcher and Barstool Sports contributor said after A-Rod's repeated use of performance-enhancing drugs was exposed, "the way he gets put on a pedestal now is beyond me."

Lo Duca, of course, has his own history with PEDs. He was named in the 2007 Mitchell Report, which documented illegal steroid use in baseball.

Alex Rodriguez takes a selfie before Super Bowl LIV Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, FloridaMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

"I was in the Mitchell Report, something I'll never be proud of and something that was a mistake of mine a long time ago," he said. "But I owned up to it. I didn't lie. Owned up to it immediately, it was over with, and people can judge me the way they want to judge me. I could care less. But when you completely lie about it for years after years after years after years, you cash in 260 million and people are like, 'Well, he's successful,' well, hell yeah, he's successful. He got paid over 500 million in his career, I would hope he has some money where he could do whatever he wants with it. So now his relationship with JLo has taken him to a level that he's a saint, give me a break!"

Lo Duca also took a jab at Jennifer Lopez, Rodriguez's fiancée. 

"And by the way, she did commercials for Fiat," he said. "I'll never forgive her for Fiat. 'Cause if JLo ever sat that nice, little butt in a Fiat, I'm a 10-foot Indian."

To listen to Lo Duca's interview with Moose and Maggie, click on the audio player above.