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 Yankeespitchers 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.
A source tells us, “Kekich is panic-stricken. He has moved away and has a new identity. He is freaked out that those working on the movie found out where he is. He isn’t too keen on having the scandal dredged up again after all this time Read the entire article in Yaho! Sports Big League Stew: