View Full Version : It's not a good time to be Paul Lo Duca...

08-08-2006, 03:50 PM
1. MLB is not happy about his gambling. 2. His smokin'-hot wife is divorcing him after she caught him cheating...


Lo Duca's gambling reportedly concerns MLB
Mets catcher also is accused of cheating on his ex-Playboy model wife

MSNBC News Services
Updated: 12:23 a.m. ET Aug 8, 2006

Not only is New York Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca accused of cheating on his former Playboy model wife, he's also attracted the attention of team officials and Major League Baseball for massive gambling debts, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

Sonia Lo Duca, 34, in June filed a divorce petition, in which she accused Lo Duca with infidelity.

"I talk to my wife every day," Lo Duca told the Daily News at Saratoga Race Track. "We get along great."

The Daily News said Lo Duca, a four-time All-Star, has built up heavy debts because of his love of betting on horse racing.

Major League Baseball's morals clause does not prohibit players from gambling at casinos or race tracks, but league officials do become worried when a player runs up unmanageable debts.

Lo Duca told the Daily News that he only plays the ponies, not on major sports.

About his estranged wife, he said, "We decided to get a divorce six months ago and I wish it didn't happen, but it happens."

Sonia Lo Duca posed for Playboy's Sexy Girl Next Door spread in 2001. She married Paul in 2000, before his first full season in the majors, in which he hit .320 for the Dodgers.

08-08-2006, 04:19 PM
The Horses draw many a player, McGraw, Hornsby and Pete were just a few of the high profile guys.

08-08-2006, 04:21 PM
People think Anna Benson is hot - - well, Sonia LoDuca is 100 times better. Va va voom.

08-08-2006, 04:35 PM
I must google to see for myself.

08-08-2006, 04:40 PM
I must google to see for myself.
What you find will most likely not be "work safe."

With that said... Hoo wah... He was lucky and now he's a moron.

08-08-2006, 04:42 PM
"I talk to my wife every day," Lo Duca told the Daily News at Saratoga Race Track.

"Hi honey, I'm at the track with a couple of chicks. I'll see you next Tuesday."

08-08-2006, 04:42 PM
Yeah, be careful googling (and ogling). Here's a NSFW link:

CougarQuest took the link out because of nudity

08-08-2006, 04:54 PM
I guess one man's trash is another man's treasure.


I think Paul LoDuca needs to buy a horse at Aqueduct and name it "Strikeout Looking".

08-08-2006, 06:59 PM
He gambles? Ban him from MLB for life.


08-08-2006, 07:50 PM
I found nothing on google.

08-08-2006, 10:02 PM
I found nothing on google.
Maybe nothing shows if you have safe search on

08-08-2006, 10:10 PM
I don't think that is it. I type in her name on google images and I get nothing. I just typed in Paris Hilton and got all kinds of pics.

I wasn't looking for any nudity, just a picture of the gal. But I get nothing. Not even a head shot.

08-08-2006, 10:20 PM
I must google to see for myself.

man that is the quote of the day right there. Im still laughing about it. I guess I thought it was funny cause i thought of the exact same thing.

08-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Yeah, be careful googling (and ogling). Here's a NSFW link:

There are kids that read this board. I'd suggest removing that link.

Team Clark
08-08-2006, 10:51 PM
But I get nothing. Not even a head shot.

Tell me about IT!!!!!!!!!:laugh: :laugh:

08-08-2006, 10:55 PM
There are kids that read this board. I'd suggest removing that link.

wow. thats all i can say to that. wow.

08-08-2006, 11:05 PM
MWM is correct, I think we have a 9 year old around here, maybe even younger.

08-09-2006, 12:41 AM
Dude...I didn't follow the link but if the link has nudity...remove it!

Kids come here to learn and read about baseball not learn why some skank of the minute is showing her goods on the internet.

08-09-2006, 08:54 AM
I finally found some links showing pictures of her and yes, they had nudity in them. I wasn't looking for nudity, but the weird thing is.........I couldn't find any pictures of her with clothes on.

She's got a killer body. I wasn't that impressed with her face. I've seen prettier.

08-09-2006, 08:58 AM
MWM is correct, I think we have a 9 year old around here, maybe even younger.

you mean, someone else is 9 here besides you?

(you set yourself up there, partner :D )

08-09-2006, 09:20 AM
I hard about that all night on ESPN Radio before I went to sleep. Is she the second coming of Anna Benson?? I hope she doesn't have the same mouth.

08-09-2006, 04:21 PM
you mean, someone else is 9 here besides you?

(you set yourself up there, partner :D )
I was 9 when Bush was prez


08-11-2006, 09:42 AM
Longshot Lo Duca

Sources: Bookies stalk Met catcher


Paul Lo Duca watches game with David Wright as he gets day off from Willie Randolph, but can't seem to dodge more gambling accusations, even after proclaiming in Tuesday's News that he only plays the ponies.

At least twice during the past year, illegal bookmakers came out of the shadows and into the world of baseball to pressure Paul Lo Duca into paying gambling debts, several sources have told the Daily News.

The first incident was in June 2005 when a man called the Florida Marlins to tell them Lo Duca, then with the team, owed him money, which was immediately reported to Major League Baseball, several sources familiar with the incident have said. The Marlins referred all questions about the Brooklyn-born Lo Duca to Major League Baseball.

In May, a man from Arizona, where Lo Duca was raised and his parents still live, called associates of Lo Duca's and demanded payment for another alleged debt, and threatened to go to Shea Stadium to intimidate Lo Duca into paying.

One major league source said someone did appear at a Mets game and confronted Lo Duca from the seats behind the backstop during batting practice earlier this year. Lo Duca declined to comment through a Mets spokesman, and Mets front office personnel, security officials and NYPD officers at Shea said they did not know of such an incident.

If Lo Duca had been betting with illegal bookies, it would mark an ominous turn for the Mets' All-Star catcher following one of the most embarrassing weeks of his life. Stories about his pending divorce and alleged infidelities, followed by gambling allegations, have knocked the war in Lebanon off the front page of some newspapers, and Lo Duca has repeatedly said he loves his estranged wife and gambles legally only on horse racing.

Before Wednesday's Mets game, general manager Omar Minaya told reporters that the team had looked into gambling incidents involving Lo Duca, and were told by Major League Baseball and the catcher himself that he had not broken MLB rules.

But a former teammate of Lo Duca's told The News earlier this week that while the backstop's love of the horses is legendary, he has also enjoyed high-stakes card games on team flights and occasionally went to gamble in casinos with other teammates.

When confronted about the demanding phone calls, Lo Duca, who signed a three-year, $18 million contract in January 2005, said he had no such debts and that the calls were actually in reference to a friend of his with gambling issues, one source familiar with the incidents said.

"He said it had nothing to do with him," the source told The News.

MLB officials declined to comment.

"We don't talk about investigations involving players," spokesman Rich Levin said. Levin would not say whether MLB is actively investigating Lo Duca, but MLB sources told the Daily News earlier this week that officials would be in touch with the Mets over the gambling allegations first reported in the Daily News earlier this week.

Lo Duca's agent, Andrew Mongelluzzi, who began representing the player earlier this year, did not return a call to his office for comment.

Sources also said they were not sure whether the two incidents involved the same bookie or how much Lo Duca allegedly owed.

The sources also said they did not know what Lo Duca was betting on, and said they were not aware of any accusation that Lo Duca had wagered on baseball. Betting on baseball can lead to a one-year suspension, while betting on one's own team could get the player banned for life.

A hint of Lo Duca's possible gambling issues also appears in the divorce papers filed by his wife, Sonia. The petition she filed specifically asks the court to prevent Lo Duca from incurring any indebtedness, making withdrawals from accounts or entering safe deposit boxes. Her attorney said earlier this week that those and other provisions were "standard fare," but Patrick O'Reilly, chair of the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section, said the request for financial prohibitions in Sonia Lo Duca's divorce petition could be a sign of trouble.

"Usually if there's a gambling problem, then there's the contention that that person is wastefully dissipating the marital estate," he said. "You don't want somebody making transactions with money while you're trying to find it."

The petition, filed in Texas, does not ask for a restraining order, however, which is common in the state when a spouse fears the assets will be wasted, said family law attorney Sue M. Hall of San Antonio.

"None of this is highly aggressive or out of the ordinary," Hall said, after reviewing the Lo Duca filing. "It's just language that attorneys feel helps protect the person who is not in charge of the assets."


08-11-2006, 09:52 AM
marriage is overrated. females who marry pro athletes know what they are getting themselves into. they enjoy living their lifestyle. wives of athletes cheat just as often as the athletes do (trust me i've witnessed it)

90% of the time, when an athlete's wife divorces him based on infidelity, its for money. thats it. she's ready to do something else and wants the money to do it