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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 254 of 984 players
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Paul Anthony Lo Duca
Born: April 12, 1972 at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 185

Paul Lo Duca was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 9, 2013.

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First Mets game: April 3, 2006
Last Mets game: September 30, 2007





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dankind80
April 3, 2006
Wasn't the warmest reception for Paul when his name was announced earlier today at Shea, but he came up big on several occasions during the game. A big RBI hit, a debate-able play at the plate with Soriano, and excellent game-calling. Keith Hernandez praised him for calling an aggressive game with his pitchers, and it was true. More inside pitching than I was accustomed to when watching last year's team.

He replaces an icon in New York, but I hope he's got it in him to bring his grit to the Mets.

Matt
May 10, 2006
So far, so good. Paul is a gritty player who has been a good defensive catcher, and a great contact hitter. Takes pitches for Reyes to steal in the #2 hole, very unselfish. Quickly becoming one of my favorite Mets.

Mr. Sparkle
June 2, 2006
I never wanted the Mets to say goodbye to Piazza so I wasn't thrilled when they got Lo Duca but he's been great. He's got NY savvy that Piazza didn't have and is more of a leader that Piazza didn't want to be. He works very well with the pitching staff and he can certainly handle NY. Great attitude, grew up a Mets fan in Arizona which you gotta love, so Pauly Peach Fuzz is OK with me. He's a good 2 strike hitter and has been fairly clutch. I didn't think his numbers would be as good as an old Piazza but I can't complain so far. He has the perfect temperment for NY. Just lose the hair under the chin. And what's with the disco music when he comes up to bat?

James
July 16, 2006
It was definitely time for Mike Piazza to go. As much as he did for this club and as much as we loved him. His time had passed. Bringing Paul over didn't seem like a noteworthy move but this guy is guts and clutch. He is a leader behind the plate which Mike wasn't. Even though he doesn't throw out a high percentage of runners he calls a good game and he protects his pitcher. I also love this guy in the two hole.

5280MetsFan
July 16, 2006
You can see the passion and fire for the game of baseball in this guy. Plus he's having a great year for us. Keep up the great work Captain Red Ass.

Pat
September 15, 2006
Class act. Let me see gambler, cheater etc. Typical ballplayer phony. Dates 19 year old children and meets them at singles nights. These guys make so much money and have so much free time they always get into trouble.

=Chuck=
October 6, 2006
Forget about all the tabloid nonsense for a minute and concentrate on his talent. This guy's a much better catcher than Piazza and he can flat out HIT... the perfect number two guy in my book. Plus, he's done a lot with a shaky pitching staff, is a total team player and is clutch all the way. Come on, now. The guy's a .320 hitter playing half his games at Shea in a very physically demanding position. Count me in as one of his biggest fans.

Keith Thibodeaux
June 1, 2007
This is really funny. I just read that LoDuca is a fan of "Saved by the Bell" and his favorite character is Screech. I can only imagine what he thinks about him now that Screech is acting like an idiot on that fit club show.

Shickhaus Franks
July 1, 2007
Hasn't been a great stretch for Mr. LoDuca hasn't it? But lets NOT throw him under the bus for Pete's sake! We're all human and we have our times of weakness, and there are athletes and show biz types that have said and done worse and for the most part, it's all swept under the rug. Lets NOT confuse him with Imus or Calvin Griffith (the late Senators/Twins owner who said far worse than what Paul said the other night). And I read in today's New York Post and it said that he might NOT return in 2008. And he's the 4th greatest Mets catcher ever (after Carter, Piazza, and Grote) and this life long Mets fan still has the back of Captain Red Ass.

armando looper
August 9, 2007
Like the grit, love the instincts and toughness. Good for the clubhouse, but he's like a lot of the Mets: not quite what they were 3 years ago. Will be gone no doubt next season.

Damion
November 19, 2007
This guy plays with heart, guts and intensity. He was great in the #2 hole but they moved him to the sixth and he suffered. Now Omar is not only going to let him go but he's trying to sign a catcher who can't hit or throw. Pathetic. He will be missed.

Menachem G. Jerenberg
November 19, 2007
Farewell, Paul, we hardly knew ye.

After a season where he was incendiary down the stretch drive and proved to be possibly the most passionate of all the 2007 Anti-Miracle Mets, Lo Duca has been virtually ignored by this team as they scour the extemely shallow FA pool for somebody else. Actually getting him back now would not be just gratifying but a true miracle.

Bill
December 17, 2007
He was my favorite Met while he was on the team and thought it was a mistake not to re-sign him. But after the Mitchell Report came out, I don't mind at all. I don't know how I can ever wear my Lo Duca shirt ever again.

Ken Akerman
March 28, 2008
Paul Lo Duca played collegiate baseball at Arizona State University (ASU) and is a member of ASU's Hall of Fame.

Shickhaus Franks
July 20, 2010
Got to meet Paul recently at Monmouth Park on a hot Friday afternoon. He's now working for TVG (the horse racing channel) and does a good job on-camera describing the going ons of the thoroughbred racing game!!!! Really nice guy plus he was paired with a woman who is a reporter that deals with the racing industry and let me tell you; she was really good looking as well. Didn't ask Paul her name though, and by the looks of things she would NOT be out of place in Belmar in a bikini and hanging out with Snooki and J- Woww!!!!

Ramblin' Pete
April 28, 2011
His brand of spirit is sorely missed these days.

I keep on thinking I'll probably run into him at Aqueduct, shredding his billets in the men's 'lounge' on a chilly, deserted November Thursday.

Jonathan Stern
April 6, 2012
His at-bat music at Shea was "Boogie Shoes" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Since I haven't followed popular music since 1983, I appreciated that from Paul. Besides, disco sounds like Mozart to me compared to what the kids are listening to today.









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