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There are two things everyone in Boston can agree on: the Boston Red Sox rule, and the New York Yankees suck. So why are two of the world’s most famous Bostonians -- die-hard Sox fans Ben Affleck and Matt Damon -- about to portray Bronx bombers?
It’s because the Good Will Hunting Oscar winnners have been offered a Yankees project that’s too good to pass up! Affleck has signed on to direct The Trade, a true story about two Yankees players who traded wives in 1973. Yes, you read that correctly -- Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich were best friends who fell in love with each other’s wives during the '70s “wife swapping” fad, and decided to switch spouses permanently. The two ballplayers (both lefthanded pitchers, weirdly enough) caused a scandal but remained lifelong friends, with one couple staying together to this day. In addition to directing, Affleck is reportedly interested in playing Peterson -- and he’s tapping real-life BFF Damon to play Kekich.
Both have shown their love for the Red Sox in real life, with Affleck’s Sox hat becoming a signature accessory. In 2007, Damon wore a Sox jersey on Letterman and quipped to the late-night host: “We have a saying in Boston that we have two favorite teams: we have the Red Sox, and whoever is playing the Yankees.”
But will Red Sox fans feel betrayed when they see Affleck and Damon wearing Yankees uniforms? If the two can bring their trademark humor to the project, odds are they could have a grand-slam hit on their hands.
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