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Friday, February 19, 2010

"The Trade" is Husband-swap not Wife-swap

Everyone is going to be talking about "The Trade," a movie in development with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck about the curious 1973 incident in which 2 Yankees pitchers, Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, "traded wives and whole families including dogs" as it's been described. But seems to me that means what really happened is that the husbands were switched. Let's correct people when they say "wife swap" (as if women were chattle) and point out that the husbands were the ones traded. The wives, kids and dogs stayed put.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Through the Locker Room Door -- 35 years ago

Time flies. Here's another anniversary from the tumultuous 70s: Breaking "the locker room barrier." New York Times took a look back.