By: Amelia Antonucci
Fox is usually a hit or miss with shows, but I believe they hit it out of the park with this one. Pitch is a about 23 year old pitcher, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), entering the world of major league baseball. She’s led by her manager, Amelia Slater (Ali Larter), and teammates Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Blip Sanders (Mo McRae). The show follows Ginny’s navigation though the challenges thrown at her, such as sexism in the industry, and pressure from everyone around her.
The first four episodes of the series have all managed to make me cry in the last 15 minutes, and I never expected a baseball show to be so emotional and amazing. The casting for the show is spot on, and all the actors have great chemistry and are extremely diverse. The show has this amazing ability to talk about serious issues, while not becoming too serious itself. Pitch has become one of my favorites, and would’ve been great when I was younger. Of course, Pitch does have some adult themes, so I wouldn’t have been allowed to watch it, but the fact that there is a show about a woman in baseball is huge. I loved baseball when I was younger. I would go to Red Sox games every summer, and wanted to play the sport professionally when I was older, but no one told me girls could play baseball, so I never did anything with the sport I loved. This is why this show is so important for young girls. It is kind of ironic, since one of the issues Ginny faces in Pitch is dealing with the stress she has from trying to be a perfect role model for every girl.
Every episode of the show so far has surprised me with it’s amazing character development, and impeccable storyline. Another thing I should mention, is that most of the show is told in flashbacks, so it does take a little while to get used to. Despite this minor annoyance, the soundtrack is absolutely killer and one of the best features of the show. Pitch is on Thursdays at 9 p.m. est on Fox. You can watch the previous episodes on Fox.com or the app.