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(Do You Remember)   Remember back in the good old days when Spring Training was the perfect time to announce to the media that you and your buddy were swapping wives? "Don't make anything sordid out of this"   (doyouremember.com) divider line 74
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2014-03-06 12:06:24 PM  
www.tsbmag.com

I'd swap it
 
2014-03-06 01:17:43 PM  
That's...a very 70's story.
 
2014-03-06 01:25:45 PM  
Pepperidge Farm remembers...
 
2014-03-06 02:02:29 PM  
Torpedo Jones remembers.
 
2014-03-06 02:03:15 PM  
Best trade the Yankees have ever made.
 
2014-03-06 02:03:37 PM  
Faygo remembers.
 
2014-03-06 02:04:59 PM  
FTFA:  In the end, the "life swapping" didn't work out all too well for everyone involved. Mike and Marilyn split up after a few months and tried to get back with their estranged spouses, but Fritz and Susanne didn't want to separate.

LOL, awkward. One side of the swap realized they'd both upgraded by ending up with each other.
 
2014-03-06 02:05:24 PM  
Hopefully if the Diamondbacks are out of contention by midseason, Brandon McCarthy will be open to trading his wife.
 
2014-03-06 02:05:59 PM  
That sounds like the worst movie ever.
 
2014-03-06 02:06:47 PM  

TheManMythLegend: That sounds like the worst movie ever.


And I already know how it ends.
 
2014-03-06 02:06:48 PM  
If they waited 30 years they could make extra money by having it televised.
 
2014-03-06 02:06:52 PM  
I'm so old that not only do I remember it, I still have their baseball cards. One of them got traded shortly thereafter.
 
2014-03-06 02:07:17 PM  
I did not remember that, but then I didn't follow baseball when I was a kid except to root for the Reds (we lived in Knoxville, and the Braves sucked).
 
2014-03-06 02:07:50 PM  

Sybarite: That's...a very 70's story.


The end of the article says that Afleck and Damon are in talks to portray the two in a movie. Do you suppose they are method actors? "Hey, Ben. I need to fark Jen tonight to get into this role."
 
2014-03-06 02:08:07 PM  
You can have my wife but you're not taking my dog.
 
2014-03-06 02:08:30 PM  

happydude45: One of them got traded shortly thereafter.


George is gettin' upset!
 
2014-03-06 02:08:32 PM  
Gigli II?
 
2014-03-06 02:08:38 PM  
the 70s were really different
 
2014-03-06 02:09:24 PM  
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2014-03-06 02:09:36 PM  
Is Kevin Smith flagged to direct?
 
2014-03-06 02:10:04 PM  
FTA: "Academy Award-winning bff's (and die-hard Red Sox loyalists) Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are rumored to be onboard to portray them in a film based on their scandalous ordeal. "

Damon and Affleck doing a movie about it? Who'd have figured a couple of Sawx fans would want to bring this back into the spotlight?
 
2014-03-06 02:11:32 PM  

DanZero: [www.tsbmag.com image 576x330]

I'd swap it


Not mine...from an OLD fark thread.....

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2014-03-06 02:12:10 PM  
Don't say this was wife swapping, because it wasn't

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2014-03-06 02:12:13 PM  

cgraves67: Sybarite: That's...a very 70's story.

The end of the article says that Afleck and Damon are in talks to portray the two in a movie. Do you suppose they are method actors? "Hey, Ben. I need to fark Jen tonight to get into this role."


Oh, like they've never wife-swapped before.

/It's not gay if there's a chick in the middle.
 
2014-03-06 02:12:45 PM  
Ryan Sandberg remembers. Good ol Gracie.
 
2014-03-06 02:13:42 PM  
As long as everyone is doing it 100% willingly and no one is being brow beat into it who cares if 2 or more couples swap partners?
 
2014-03-06 02:14:33 PM  
mytakeontv.files.wordpress.com

Totallty underrated.

Yes, I started watching it because sex.

I kept watching it because the characters were interesting.
 
2014-03-06 02:14:35 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: happydude45: One of them got traded shortly thereafter.

George is gettin' upset!


I think it was before George bought the team
 
2014-03-06 02:18:27 PM  
If my wife were at all interested in my best friend, we would think about swapping. The other three of us are on board.
 
2014-03-06 02:21:21 PM  

happydude45: JohnnyCanuck: happydude45: One of them got traded shortly thereafter.

George is gettin' upset!

I think it was before George bought the team


FTA:

On March 5th, 1973, as the New York Yankees prepared to play their first season under new owner George Steinbrenner, two of the team's starting pitchers, Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, took it upon themselves to call a press conference during which they revealed to the media and the world that they had decided to trade families.
 
2014-03-06 02:25:21 PM  
Feel sorry for the kids involved. Wonder how they turned out.
 
2014-03-06 02:25:25 PM  

dustygrimp: If my wife were at all interested in my best friend, we would think about swapping. The other three of us are on board.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-06 02:34:07 PM  

LarryDan43: Ryan Sandberg remembers. Good ol Gracie.


Palmero and Dunston also.
 
2014-03-06 02:36:25 PM  
Mick Foley, the wrestler, covered this in his book Scooter. Gave me a good chuckle when I heard about it. http://www.amazon.com/Scooter-Mick-Foley/dp/1400096804/ref=sr_1_5?s=b o oks&ie=UTF8&qid=1394134326&sr=1-5&keywords=scooter
 
2014-03-06 02:37:46 PM  
I bet those kids are super well adjusted
 
2014-03-06 02:37:56 PM  
Jim from Saint Paul, let me clarify. I would be the only one on board for swinging. I am talking about making it permanent.
 
2014-03-06 02:39:24 PM  
I read Spring Training and immediately started Beans and my Application Context.

/geek thing
 
2014-03-06 02:42:22 PM  

GDubDub: I read Spring Training and immediately started thinking about Beans and my Application Context.

/geek thing


/FTFM
 
2014-03-06 02:43:32 PM  

Sybarite: That's...a very 70's story.


Yup. It was awesome. After the pill and before AIDS. Nothing else needs to be said, really.
 
2014-03-06 02:45:17 PM  
They should just stick to swapping partners in the locker room.
 
2014-03-06 02:45:32 PM  

balki1867: FTFA:  In the end, the "life swapping" didn't work out all too well for everyone involved. Mike and Marilyn split up after a few months and tried to get back with their estranged spouses, but Fritz and Susanne didn't want to separate.

LOL, awkward. One side of the swap realized they'd both upgraded by ending up with each other.


As Annie Savoy said in Bull Durham...Bad trades are part of baseball.
 
2014-03-06 02:58:00 PM  

dustygrimp: Jim from Saint Paul, let me clarify. I would be the only one on board for swinging. I am talking about making it permanent.


*ALL* THE BOXES then.
 
2014-03-06 03:02:52 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [mytakeontv.files.wordpress.com image 698x416]

Totallty underrated.

Yes, I started watching it because sex.

I kept watching it because the characters were interesting.


Agreed. It was suppose to be on Showtime.

Yes, the Wicked Queen/Mayor should have been nekikid. We still got some great bikini shots.
 
2014-03-06 03:03:25 PM  
Does it star Charlie Sheen?
 
2014-03-06 03:03:29 PM  
I read that story and immediately thought, wow, this would make a pretty good movie script!

Then I got to the last line of the story... "Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are rumored to be onboard to portray them in a film based on their scandalous ordeal."

Goddammitsomuch.
 
2014-03-06 03:03:46 PM  

hasty ambush: Feel sorry for the kids involved. Wonder how they turned out.


They're all mods on fark.
 
2014-03-06 03:17:13 PM  

dustygrimp: Jim from Saint Paul, let me clarify. I would be the only one on board for swinging. I am talking about making it permanent.


The four of you could become a couple.

/Yes, I know, your life is not my personal erotica site
 
2014-03-06 03:24:50 PM  

H31N0US: hasty ambush: Feel sorry for the kids involved. Wonder how they turned out.

They're all mods on fark.


So, not good?
 
2014-03-06 03:28:53 PM  

hasty ambush: Feel sorry for the kids involved. Wonder how they turned out.


The oldest boy was later sent to Syracuse for a dog to be named later. His brother became a free agent and signed with the Carmichael family from Peoria. The two girls were eventually released.
 
2014-03-06 03:33:34 PM  

ChrisDe: hasty ambush: Feel sorry for the kids involved. Wonder how they turned out.

The oldest boy was later sent to Syracuse for a dog to be named later. His brother became a free agent and signed with the Carmichael family from Peoria. The two girls were eventually released.


That made my day.
 
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