Red Sox fan set to direct Yankee wife-swapping tale

With Joba, what the Yanks hath wrought
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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.)

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With Joba, what the Yanks hath wrought
Open Thread: An Embarrassment Of Riches
  • Tom Zig

    I imagine this will be a better movie than Fever Pitch

    • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      What is the thought-process of every member of the movie-going public before watching any movie since the release of Fever Pitch in 2005?

      /Jeopardy’d

  • JGS

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

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166222/

  • UWS

    I…I…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    AFFLECK, YOU THE BOMB IN PHANTOMS, YO!

    /hopes he beat TSJC

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Hopefully Affleck doesn’t have a speaking role.

  • JohnnyC

    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.

  • Gor

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

    • Tom Zig

      Billy Crystal

      • Pasqua

        …while a supposed Yankees fan, Crystal appears in the 1986 doc about the Mets (“A Year To Remember”) in clips at Shea, wearing a Mets cap. As a result, I have been dubious of his allegiance (despite his stories) since I was 10 years old.

    • Salty Buggah

      Denzel Washington and I’m sure there’s many many more.

    • bexarama

      Jack Nicholson refused to wear a Red Sox hat for The Departed. That’s awesome.

      Sarah Jessica Parker. Bruce Willis.

      • Zack

        +1 for Jack

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        True story—Sarah Jessica Parker is a real-life centaur. There’s a reason they call her “horseface.”

        It’s a virtual lock A-Rod will marry her after Broderick dumps her for some girl working at a Chik-Fil-A.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      http://i14.photobucket.com/alb.....ropped.jpg

      Ha. Don’t know if Rainn’s a Yankee fan but I came across that and laughed.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        There’s also an SWB Yankees magnet on the vending machine in the show.

      • bexarama

        Soooo many people who write for/are on that show are Red Sox fans :( You all probably know this already, but Ken Tremendous from Fire Joe Morgan is Michael Schur, who wrote for The Office before he left for Parks and Recreation. He played Dwight’s cousin Mose, too.

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB Jamal G.

      Lady Gaga. Oh, and I believe Sandler is a Mets fan.

      • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Nah I’m pretty sure Sandler’s a big Yankees fan.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Sandler is a big Yankees fan. Maybe you’re thinking Kevin James.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I heard that Jay-Z is a Yankee fan also. But, I have no official confirmation on this.

    • pete

      spike lee

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    So which wife will Matt Damon be?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Ohh…saucy.

  • Laura

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I hope the Yankees block this and make them wear the uniforms from “Bang The Drum Slowly”.

      http://cache2.asset-cache.net/.....8028D78D83

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        broken link

        • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

          It is? It works for me.

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB Jamal G.

    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.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Agreed. I was surprised that Gone Baby Gone was actually pretty good. Of course, I also love the Bourne series.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        The Ocean series was also pretty good.

      • pete

        both were actually good in Good Will Hunting, which i thought was one of the best movies of the ’90s

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

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

    • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Horace Clarke, or Mel Stottlemyre.

  • Mrs. Peterson-Kekich

    I hope he spoke to my lawyers first.

  • bobmac

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

  • http://amc andy comins

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

  • OldYanksFan
  • X

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