With Paul Lo Duca not guilty of anything other than bad judgment and betting on horses slower than him, the Mets issued a two-sentence statement today in support of their catcher: “We have talked to Major League Baseball and they have expressed no concern of any violation of any Major League Baseball rule regarding Paul Lo Duca. Right now we urge Paul to focus on baseball and we support him through this difficult period in his life.”
There really is nothing more they can do. From what we know so far, Lo Duca hasn’t broken any rules regarding his gambling on horses. As far as the divorce, it really should become only an issue if it effects his play on the field and he’s been on a tear, hitting safely in 24 of his last 27 games.
Is this thing another Pete Rose? Too soon to tell, but until something substantial surfaces, he’s still innocent of any wrong doing.