By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Ben Affleck's acceptance speech for Argo's Best Picture win at the Oscars is one that will go down in history. While thanking his wife, Jennifer Garner, he remarked that "marriage is work," and the public didn't take kindly to that comparison. Affleck and Garner even tried to explain what he meant on an episode of Saturday Night Live, but it just added more awkwardness to an already uncomfortable situation.
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Well, it turns out Affleck isn't the only member of his marriage who can make sort-of-joking-but-also-not-really statements to the press. On an episode of Draft Day, Jennifer Garner credited the Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series for her marriage. "If they hadn't won that year, I don't think I'd be married with three kids," she said. "Because I think I would have been considered a jinx. Boston fans are pretty serious about superstition."
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So there you have it: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are basically the real-life versions of Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore's characters in the movie Fever Pitch. Baseball is not only the great American pastime, it's also a great matchmaker.
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