Red Sox fan set to direct Yankee wife-swapping tale


In one of the stranger baseball sex stories around, Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, two journeyman pitchers from the late 1960s/early 1970s, owned up to wife-swapping while the two were members of the 1972 Yankees. Now, Ben Affleck, one of the most well-known Red Sox fans around, is going to direct and star in a film adaptation of the wife-swapping tale. According to the rumors, Matt Damon, another movie celebrity/Red Sox fan, will co-star in the flick, and the two will play Peterson and Kekich respectively. Dave Mandel, of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame, has been tabbed to pen the script, and the movie will be called The Trade. I see what they did there. (Hat tip to BBTF.)

Categories : Asides, Whimsy


  1. Tom Zig says:

    I imagine this will be a better movie than Fever Pitch

  2. JGS says:

    Affleck wanted to make it into a full length version of his directorial debut, but Damon convinced him otherwise



    /hopes he beat TSJC

  4. T-Dubs says:

    Hopefully Affleck doesn’t have a speaking role.

  5. JohnnyC says:

    Surely Affleck and Damon remember that the day Dennis Eckersley was traded to the Red Sox in 1978 was the same day his wife told him she was leaving him for best friend and Cleveland teammate Rick Manning. I could see Affleck as Eck and Damon as a convincing Rick Manning. Maybe Jennifer Lopez as Eck’s wife? But, sure thing, Kekich and Peterson were a whole lot more interesting, expecially Fritz.

  6. Gor says:

    Are Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson the only movie star Yankee fans?

  7. So which wife will Matt Damon be?

  8. Laura says:

    Am I alone in loving that this will most likely mean the two “biggest” Red Sox fans will have to wear Yankees Uniforms?

  9. Jamal G. says:

    I am actually a big fan of Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, and am sure that many of you are fans of Damon’s acting. An interesting story that is written by presumably good writers, an excellent actor will play one of the co-leads, and a director that I am a fan of? Yeah, I’m definitely interested.

  10. Jimmy Fallon has to be in this, right? Maybe they can grab other untalented SNL retreads for some other roles. Tracy Morgan?

  11. Mrs. Peterson-Kekich says:

    I hope he spoke to my lawyers first.

  12. bobmac says:

    There are no bigger morons than Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

  13. andy comins says:

    Absolutely awesome idea…
    Greetings to BK from WK’s west coast friend

  14. X says:

    too bad they didnt do this while the old stadium was still in tact

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