Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baseball season is almost upon us...

Both the Cubs and White Sox are in their respective locales for Spring Training, but this is hardly a way to celebrate the return of spring and America's past time...
Best buds Ben Affleck and Matt Damon might be used to having every door opened for them in Hollywood.

But even their star power still can't get them behind the scenes of one of the most intriguing stories in baseball history.

According to the New York Post, Affleck is running into trouble when it comes to "The Trade," a movie he's writing with his brother, Casey. The film centers on the memorable "life swap" scandal that New York Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson staged in 1973. The teammates made controversial headlines everywhere by deciding to trade everything — wives, children, even their dogs.

Though it hasn't been confirmed, Affleck and Damon would presumably play the roles of the pitchers. It's also rumored that Damon could direct the movie. But it might not even get that far, as Kekich has reportedly rebuffed Affleck's attempts to mine him for more material. 
If you will continue reading there is a need by all the parties involved in this scandal to keep the past in the past. Although I agree, but this article has only made me wonder about this. All the same if Damon and Affleck wants to make this film I'm sure there's a way to do it even without the cooperation of all parties involved.

Just look at the example provided in this article, The Social Network.

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