Since retiring from baseball, Paul Lo Duca -- whose nickname with the Mets was "Captain Red Ass" -- has not been shy about giving his opinion.
Speaking Monday on WFAN with SNY contributors Marc Malusis and Maggie Gray, the subject of Lo Duca's ire was Alex Rodriguez, who has gone in recent years from steroid-tainted pariah to beloved MLB commentator and personality.
And that irks Lo Duca, who referred to A-Rod as "one of the fakest people out there" who doesn't deserve to be put on the "pedestal" he is now on.
"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," Lo Duca 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!"